Wed March 14, 2012
Documentary of The Week: After Kim Jong Il; America and The Two Koreas
The death of Kim Jong-il last December - and the appointment of his unknown and untested twenty-something son Kim Jong-un as his successor - has left the world on the edge of its seat – and with plenty of questions. The US, South Korea, and North Korea’s neighbors are watching closely to see what comes next. In this edition of America Abroad, we’ll head to Seoul to gauge how South Koreans view the threat from the North. We’ll look back at the history of America’s relationship with the two Koreas. We’ll hear from the negotiators who penned the 1994 agreement with North Korea that brought the two countries back from the brink of war. And we’ll talk to North Koreans themselves - defectors who have found refuge in South Korea - about their reactions to the leadership change in the North.
The Documentary of the Week airs Friday @ 8pm; Sunday at 6pm, and Thursday 3/22 @ Noon on KWGS 89.5-1