Saturday, November 18, 2006

Sunday Night at 9 pm: Ted Koppel does Iran

Hat tip: a friend

Award-winning American journalist Ted Koppel was allowed three weeks of rare access to examine the roots of 27 years of distrust between Americans and Iranians.

Koppel has made a two-hour documentary which he has named: Iran--The Most Dangerous Nation. In this film, Koppel talks to Iranians in all parts of the country about the harsh rhetoric of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and about his determination to pursue nuclear technology.

Koppel was able to travel outside Tehran to the holy city of Qom, the old capital Isfahan, to the busy border with Iraq, and into the rural areas that are a significant base of support for Ahmadinejad. In so doing, he conveys the deep sense of Persian pride in their 2,700-year history and rich culture.

The documentary will be aired on Sunday, 19 November at 8 PM (ET/PT) on Discovery Channel.

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