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Title Dateline: The Swing State/New Noah's Ark/Rags To Riches
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2012
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Summary Dateline reports from the crucial US state of North Carolina, where Obama's gay marriage stance is polarising his grassroots African American supporters; He's been hailed as a modern day Pierre Thivillon and the exotic animals who've found refuge with him in rural France, and a group of women in the slums of Manila are literally turning rags to riches thanks to the determination of a young entrepreneur.THE SWING STATEWhen Barack Obama came out in support of gay marriage in May, he divided opinion among some of his strongest supporters...those who are black and deeply religious. As the United States presidential election campaign enters its final month, Dateline's Aaron Thomas reports from the key battleground state of North Carolina on the dilemma facing his grassroots supporters. One pastor in particular loudly condemned Obama's comments, but Aaron uncovers allegations that he's being paid by a right wing group to be so vocal. And gay marriage isn't the only issue African American voters are concerned about in this swing state, which the Democrats only narrowly took from the Republicans in 2008. So will Barack Obama or Mitt Romney win out in the fight for votes? Also on Tuesday's program, Yalda Hakim interviews political expert Allan Lichtman, who's correctly predicted the winner of every election since Reagan in 1984. He explains how he makes his predictions using a special formula, and who he thinks will take the presidency this time.NEW NOAH'S ARK Pierre Thivillon has been hailed as a modern day Noah, saving hundreds of animals in France over the past 30 years. They're some of the scores of exotic creatures seized every year, either after being abandoned or because they're being kept illegally. From lions and tigers, to gorillas that share meals with Pierre and his wife, all have found refuge at the St-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo near Lyon. Tuesday's Dateline goes behind the scenes at the zoo, and joins officials on a raid of a circus where animals are being kept illegally. And for anyone who wants to get over their fear of handling crocodiles, there's an insight into the kind of reptiles that people even try and smuggle in their luggage.RAGS TO RICHESIn the slums of Manila in the Philippines, a determined group of women is literally turning rags to riches. They're taking leftover rags from clothing factories and weaving them into rugs and handbags, which have become the latest fashion accessory in Manila's high-end malls. On Tuesday's Dateline, David Brill meets the young woman behind it, Reese Fernandez, and hears the inspiring stories of women who've been able to take their first step out of poverty. In a city where the gap between rich and poor is so wide, Reese has won numerous accolades for bringing the two closer together
Event Broadcast 2012-10-09 at 21:30:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Animal welfare.
Hand weaving -- Economic aspects.
Political campaigns.
Poor women -- Services for.
Same-sex marriage -- Political aspects.
Wildlife smuggling.
United States.
Philippines -- Manila.
France -- Lyon.
Form Streaming video
Author Hakim, Yalda, host
Brill, David, reporter
Strobl, Victoria, reporter
Thomas, Aaron, reporter
Alsona, Christina, contributor
Chambers, Sarah, contributor
Curtis, Mary, contributor
Daoues, Karim, contributor
Fernandez, Reese, contributor
Hall, David, contributor
Lichtman, Allan, contributor
McKinnon, Maurice, contributor
N'Gai, Tuan, contributor
Obama, Michelle, contributor
Orola, Tina, contributor
Rawls, Tonyia, contributor
Thivillon, Pierre, contributor