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Activists Worldwide Convene at Live 8 to Fight Poverty

In a reprise of the 1995 Live Aid concert, anti-poverty activists worldwide hope to shine a spotlight on Africa. The Live 8 event will take place in the coming weeks and consist of marches and concerts on three continents.

Some of these include the "Make poverty history" campaign in Britain, and the "One" campaign in America, which aim to pressure President Bush and his colleagues at the G8 Summit next Thursday in Scotland. Activists hope world leaders hear their pleas to cancel debts to the poorest countries, increase aid and promote fair trade.

Live 8 will include artists like Madonna and Paul McCartney, and feature the first reunion of Pink Floyd in 25 years. But how far can celebrity take the mission of ending poverty? What happens after the music stops?

This program aired on July 1, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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