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23 Sep, 2013

‘Brazil Uncovered:’ CCTV America launches weeklong special on Brazil


WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CCTV America, the US production arm of CCTV News, the global English Channel of China Central Television, from Monday, September 23rdwill feature a week of special, in depth, programming on Brazil, South America’s largest nation. China is its largest trading partner.

In this special series, a team of CCTV reporters focuses on Brazil’s struggle to find a balance between its position as a rising, global, economic super power, and its need to preserve its extraordinary natural resources.

'Brazil Uncovered' - A Special Series from CCTV America
Brazil Uncovered’ – A Special Series from CCTV America

Correspondent Sean Callebs takes viewers on a 20 day journey along the Amazon and through the Brazilian rainforests. He profiles the Kayopo Indians who are resisting development and the construction of a large dam project along the Xingu River.

As reporter Callebs notes:  “Brazil and its rainforests are a story everyone should care about: the rainforest provides 20% of the world’s oxygen and 20% of its fresh water.”

Correspondent Stephen Gibbs in Rio de Janeiro, focuses on the economic policy and the politics of this nation of nearly 200 million people. He profiles Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Rousseff, engaged in struggle to tackle uneven economic growth and manage a rash of street protests, recently cancelled a state visit to Washington in a row over allegations of US espionage.

Additional reporting by Correspondents Franc Contreras and Paulo Cabral provides viewers a comprehensive examination of Brazil’s agricultural and manufacturing industries. The series also explores Brazil’s place in World Sport and its preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games.

‘Brazil Uncovered’ will air Monday, September 23rd  through Sunday, September 29th at 8 pm US eastern time.  The reports can be seen within the CCTV America Newshour, Biz Asia America, and Americas Now on the CCTV News Channel.  CCTV News is seen in Washington DC on COMCAST Channel 273; the MHZ 3 channel; In New York: Time Warner 134, Verizon FIOS 277; Los Angeles Time Warner 155 and nationwide on DISH TV Channel 279. Check listings in other cities.

On line watch the series at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zusDlzjsC8

Video with caption: “‘Brazil Uncovered’ – A Special Series from CCTV America”. Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zusDlzjsC8