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The World Is Watching

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Production Years: 
1987 to 1988


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York University, Toronto, Ontario: 16mm, VHS.

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario: VHS.

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario: VHS.

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario: VHS.


Online Database National Film Board of Canada.
"Who decides what's news? And how do they decide? Are foreign correspondents allowed to tell all that they see? This production focuses on several journalists working in Nicaragua during the negotiations surrounding the Arias Peace Plan in November 1987. It examines how the news business works, revealing the inevitable distortions that become part of the process. ABC TV's Peter Jennings and John Quinones; Newsweek, photographer Bill Gentile; The Boston Globe's Randolph Ryan; Edith Coron; reporter for the Paris newspaper, Libération; and John Snow, correspondent for Britain's ITN TV News."

University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"This program looks at the electronic news reporting of the Arias Peace Plan of November 1987. It compares the actual events as reported by the correspondents in the field with the editorial decisions taken in New York by ABC and the actual events themselves to examine the business of news. Award: Genie, Toronto."