Hope in the Congo

Saturday, 03 May 2008 15:52 By Bill Moyers and Bill Moyers Journal, t r u t h o u t | Programming Note | name.

    PBS Airtime: Friday, April 4, 2008, at 9 p.m. EDT on PBS (check local listings at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/about/airdates.html).

    Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a country almost one-fourth the size of the US - to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. "The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn't operated in these areas for decades," says Dominic MacSorley, emergency director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization. The broadcast profiles an innovative program that employs locals to bike food to remote areas. "The spirit of the people ... hasn't dampened," says MacSorley. "The future for this country should be much, much brighter than it is."

Last modified on Monday, 05 May 2008 06:14