Airtimes: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur , Manila , Singapore and Taipei
Saturday, September 3 at 11:30 and 20:30 (replay)
Sunday, September 4 at 03:30, 08:30 and 19:30 (replays)
Monday, September 5 at 05:30 (replay)
Bangkok and Jakarta
Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 and 19:30 (replay)
Sunday, September 4 at 02:30, 07:30 and 18:30 (replay)
Monday, September 5 at 04:30 (replay)
CNN's Senior Asia Corresponent Mike Chinoy has been to North Korea
14 times, more than any Western journalist of our time. From September
3 to 5, he takes you on a memorable journey to a country he describes
as the world's most unusual place.
In his half-hour special, Chinoy takes viewers on a North Korean
Journey which begins as soon as he boards the official flag
carrier Air Koryo jet in Beijing, through to his departure from
Pyongyang one week later.
Along his journey, Chinoy and his crew give viewers a glimpse of
two North Koreas. One is the official face of this reclusive country
filled with huge, Soviet-style statues and monuments as well as
costumed dancers, acrobats and young soldiers in synchronized performances.
The other is the North Korea that lives beyond the facade, where
the people live a life of comformity imposed by an authoritarian
regime, and as aid workers say , a regime which is on the brink
of a major food crisis once again.
Chinoy speaks with North Korea's handful of resident foreign businessmen
who are working to bring the country into the global economy. Lastly,
he takes the people's pulse on their feelings toward the United
States, which has been as much vilified in North Korea, as North
Korea has been vilified in the West.
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