Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Recharged and rarin' to go...

Just got back from Christmas Break...my favorite time of the work year! Alot has been on the tube, and 2012 promises to be an even better year for PBS...

Egypt had been through very hard times, but one family was determined to revive it -- the king of Thebes and his two young sons Ahmose and Kamose, who became f reedom fighters, liberators of Egypt. Through enormous struggle, hardships and personal tragedy, the enemy Hykos was expelled, and Egypt was finally reunited. This is the beginning of royal intrigue that makes Game of Thrones look like Tiddly Winks. Watch the multi-part EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE tonight beginning at 7pm

Afghanistan produces more than 90 percent of the world's illicit opium. Opium farmers have long borrowed money from drug gangs, some with links to the Taliban, to subsidize their crops. Now, as the Afghan government destroys their livelihood in an eradication program,the farmers find themselves in a horrifying situation: repay their debts or give their daughters to drug-traffickers, often to be used for sex. Award-winning Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of families torn apart and the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan...FRONTLINE...9pm

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