How The World Views the War on Terror

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Americans are constantly exposed to decidedly American points of view on the war on terror. Donald Rumsfeld seems to get an hour a day on CNN for his daily press conferences. Countless radio talk shows feature American guests debating the best way to proceed with an American host moderating. With the exception of footage from anti-American protest rallies in countries generally unfriendly to the U.S., not much is said about how the rest of the world views the American campaign against terrorism. This hour, we check in with reporters from Europe, South America, Canada, Asia, and Africa to examine how people and governments around the world are viewing the U.S.-led war on terror.


Regina Zappa, Brazilian journalist in Rio de Janeiro;
Francois Marot, Editor of the French edition of National Geographic Magazine;
Maura Reynolds, Reporter with the Los Angeles Times in Moscow;
Gwen Lister, Editor of The Namibian;
Rick MacInnes-Rae, Host of the weekly foreign affairs program "Dispatches" on the CBC

This program aired on January 3, 2002.


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