The River

Friday, September 12, 2003

I rarely turn on the TV. But last night I flipped it on for one of those "let's see what the tube is up to" forays. The first thing that came up was a documentary on pbs about North Korea. No need to flip elsewhere. I watched in fascination. It was unbelievably sad to see a populace of some 22 million so completely restricted and brainwashed (that's not hyperbole, in Pyongyang they all have a speaker in their homes broadcasting propaganda, and that's just one Orwellian example).

The program is part of the PBS show Wide Angle, a series that documents life around the globe. They've built an interesting site to complement the show. Here's the area dealing with North Korea: link.

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