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“Worldfocus” – the nightly newscast syndicated to television stations nationwide – delivers in-depth international news that American audiences would be hard-pressed to find on commercial broadcast networks. The 30 minute program moves beyond crisis reporting to explore the connections between issues unfolding abroad and developments in the U.S. Hosted by veteran news correspondent Martin Savidge and produced by Creative News Group for PBS flagship station Thirteen/WNET, “Worldfocus” was launched in October 2008. The newscast’s companion BlogTalkRadio series, “Worldfocus Radio,” launched January 13, 2008. Also hosted by Savidge, the live, weekly half-hour series goes even further in-depth into stories covered on “Worldfocus,” while opening up the conversation, via phone calls and text chats, to people throughout the globe.

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Just over a year ago, many in Iceland praised Prime Minister Geir Haarde for strengthening the country’s economy and Iceland was rated the “best place to live” by the United Nations. Then the global financial crisis hit, and the country’s... more

In a phenomenon known as reverse brain drain, highly skilled immigrants and foreign students in the U.S. are returning to their home countries — nations like India or China whose industries might seem attractive as U.S. unemployment... more

Half a century after the Cuban revolution, Worldfocus looks back to the roots of U.S.-Cuban relations and forward to the potentially changing relations under President Obama. Worldfocus.org and anchor Martin Savidge will discuss what... more

News of sea piracy off the coast of Somalia has dominated headlines worldwide. A power vacuum and conflict between warlords and insurgents have displaced over 800,000 Somalis and left millions hungry. Lawlessness and instability... more

Beginning today, January 13, Worldfocus – the nightly news series that’s syndicated to PBS stations nationwide – debuts its companion program, Worldfocus Radio, here on BTR. Hosted by Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge,... more

‘Worldfocus’ Wins RFK Journalism Award for Congo Series In October 2008, Worldfocus traveled to eastern Congo as fighting in the decade-long civil war there – which has been called the deadliest conflict since World War II –... more

Martin Savidge, host of Worldfocus, speaks with experts about the history and conflict of Kashmir.

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