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Megan Thompson, Field Producer

Megan Thompson has worked in the areas of media, politics and domestic policy. Most recently, she was an associate producer for “NOW” on PBS where she shot, edited and produced video. Previously, Megan worked as an assistant producer for NBC News. She received a Student Academy Award and a Gracie Allen Award for a documentary film she produced about the growing number of American women becoming farmers. Megan has also worked in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide and in the House of Representatives as communications director. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

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Top 15 Worldfocus Signature Stories of 2009

Our signature stories delve into issues around the world -- from the long-term effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam and escalating gang violence in Mexico to discrimination against whites in South Africa and Afghan immigrants in Iran. See our best Signature videos of the year.

Posted: December 24, 2009 16:21   Comments: 3
25 years after Bhopal tragedy, pain and uncertainty linger

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25 years after Bhopal tragedy, pain and uncertainty linger

Today is the 25th anniversary of the world's worst industrial accident in Bhopal, India. Last year, Daljit Dhaliwal visited Bhopal while reporting in India. She toured the site of the tragedy and saw how the people of the area still live with the aftermath. Also, in an extended interview, eyewitness Lalit Shastri describes the horror of the event.

Posted: December 3, 2009 21:58   Comments: 3
Greeks struggle to reclaim traditional Mediterranean diet

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Greeks struggle to reclaim traditional Mediterranean diet

While traditional Mediterranean fare is among the healthiest on the planet, Greece now struggles with an obesity epidemic. Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson report on Greek efforts to reclaim their heritage of "slow food."

Posted: November 25, 2009 17:11   Comments: 13
Savoring slow food in Crete

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Savoring slow food in Crete

As part of their reporting on Greek efforts to stem the tide of obesity in their country, Worldfocus correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson visit "slow food" advocates Nikos and Lola Frantzeskakis. The pair share recipes for healthy -- and delicious -- dishes in Vamos, Crete using locally-grown vegetables, meats, and of course, olive oil.

Posted: November 25, 2009 17:10   Comments: 2
Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

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Ancient Greek values clash with modern treatment of gays

Homosexuality dates back thousands of years in Ancient Greece, where same-sex relationships were well-known - even among the gods. But today in Greece, gay rights are not as accepted. Special correspondent Lynn Sherr and producer Megan Thompson examine the state of gay marriage in Greece.

Posted: November 12, 2009 18:24   Comments: 5
Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

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Activists in Greece agitate for greater rights for gays

Worldfocus interviews the director of Amnesty International's Greek division on the situation of gays in Greece. Georgia Trismpioti says that attitudes towards homosexuality in Greece are among the most conservative in Europe.

Posted: November 12, 2009 15:58   Comments: 1
The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

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The pitfalls of filming a big fat Greek wedding

Producer Megan Thompson traveled to Greece last June for a Signature Story series. In order to find what gay Greeks were missing out on, she attended a celebrity wedding between a talk show host and member of parliament. See why Greek weddings are more exciting than invitation-only American receptions.

Posted: November 12, 2009 10:12   Comments: 1
Tonga’s traditional ways threatened by climate change

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Tonga’s traditional ways threatened by climate change

Producer Megan Thompson traveled around the globe to report on the effects of climate change for small island nations. She writes about the beauty and culture of the island of Tonga -- where global warming may threaten a way of life that has endured for centuries.

Posted: November 5, 2009 13:44   Comments: 3
Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

From the Field

Getting the shot while wearing a sauna tracksuit

Producer Megan Thompson talks about the challenges of production. She writes about an unexpected rainstorm while filming a story on Sufism in the Moroccan city of Fes.

Posted: October 22, 2009 11:24   Comments: 3
An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

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An unusual weapon in the war against extremism

Worldfocus correspondent Hoda Osman and producer Rebecca Haggerty visited the North African kingdom of Morocco to report on how many Moroccans - including those in the government - are turning to Sufism as a moderating influence to combat religious extremism.

Posted: October 20, 2009 14:59   Comments: 7

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