Martin Savidge, staffers and contributors offer their final thoughts on the end of Worldfocus. The nightly international affairs show, which aired news and global perspectives, was broadcast from October 6, 2008, to April 2, 2010.
Martin Savidge, Anchor
Martin Savidge has canvassed the globe as a reporter, correspondent and anchor for NBC News and CNN, covering war zones and the aftermath of disaster. Martin reported regularly for NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” the “Today” show and MSNBC. He worked at CNN on “The World Today,” “Early Edition,” and the weekend editions of “CNN Early Prime,” “Prime News,” “The World Today” and “CNN Worldview,” a global news program broadcast worldwide on CNN International. He has received two Headliner Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Peabody Award, a duPont-Columbia Award and an Emmy. In October 2002, Martin was named “Media Person of the Year” by the National Journalism Education Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University.
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While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.
The Arab world has over 350 million people and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Persian Gulf. Most of its countries also share a set of demographic issues, including a youth population explosion and gender inequality. Martin Savidge hosts Magda Abu-Fadil and Bernard Haykel to discuss Arab demography.
A small island archipelago in the South Atlantic recently made it back into the headlines. Known as the Falkland Islands and in Spanish as Las Malvinas, we look at why this little-known place brought two nations to war in 1982 -- a conflict that threatens to reignite. Martin Savidge hosts Juanita Brock of the Falkland Islands News Network and Professor Maria Victoria Murillo.
Rwanda has come a long way since a horrific genocide 16 years ago resulted in the death of around 800,000 Tutsis, as well as "moderate" Hutus who opposed the genocidaires. The Rwandan leader is often seen as a model for the developing world. Martin Savidge hosts Stephen Kinzer and Noel Twagiramungu to discuss the issues.
Myanmar is on President Obama's list of countries deserving of direct diplomatic engagement. Many observers are hopeful that the Southeast Asian nation of 48 million people will respond to U.S. overtures and will hold a free and fair election in fall 2010. Joshua of Burma VJ and Suzanne DiMaggio join Martin Savidge to discuss political change in Burma.
Martin Savidge hosts Barbara Demick of the LA Times and Leon Sigal of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project. They discuss North Korea's recent currency devaluation, how the state is closing underground markets, the grim economic reality for the North Korean people and the prospects of U.S. economic engagement with this rogue and isolated nation.
Martin Savidge hosts Marselha Gonçalves Margerin of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and Michele Wucker of the World Policy Institute to discuss these unequal neighbors. From racism and hate crimes to migration and increased trading, they examine the relations between Haiti and the Dominican Republic and the role of the U.S.
Our weekly Worldfocus Radio show analyzes three different ongoing conflicts in Yemen: Houthis in the north, al-Qaeda militants and southern separatists. Martin Savidge hosts Christopher Boucek of the Carnegie Endowment and Sudarsan Raghavan of the Washington Post.
Martin Savidge returns as anchor of Worldfocus until January 4th. Martin writes that even when he is not anchoring, he watches Worldfocus from home because of the show's unique perspective on world events.