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On this week's show: South Africa and a tarnished hero; Louisiana fishers want their oysters back; a devastated city on the mend; a Cambodian tries to heal the wounds of genocide; an architect turns photojournalist as his country is invaded; a news anchor reveals her past as an addict and a Hollywood reporter who's seen it all.

Produced by Nancy Isenson, Kate Laycock and Thomas Schmidt


A complex hero

Whether or not Oscar Pistorius is deemed guilty of having killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, the story of South Africa's blade runner is far more complicated than at first glance. A conversation with Johannesburg-based journalist Dagmar Wittek.

Interview: Nancy Isenson and Kate Laycock

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Oysters or bust

Along the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and women saw their existences destroyed by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. As BP goes on trial for the spill, a Louisiana fishing community finds itself desperate for the oysters to come back.

Report: Christina Bergmann

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A city on the mend

Two years ago, Christchurch, New Zealand, was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. Residents still face a long haul to recover and rebuild, which they're doing with the pluck the Kiwis are known for.

Report: Vanessa O'Brien

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Healing the wounds of genocide

Youk Chhang is one of up to two million Cambodians who suffered at the hands of the Khmer Rouge regime. He's devoted himself to researching the time of the genocide and helping his country heal and move on.

Report: Kyle James

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Photographer under duress

When the first US tanks entered Baghdad, architect Ghaith Abdul-Ahad picked up his camera and started taking pictures. Now he's one of the world's most prestigious war photojournalists.

Report: Cintia Taylor

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Taming the beast

As one of the most recognizable British news anchors, Marverine Cole is known for being calm and cool. But her past is a story of addiction, an addiction she managed to shake.

Report: Marverine Cole

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Hollywood insider

Barbra Paskin has been covering Hollywood for decades. But she never gets tired of the Academy Awards, even if Oscars night is the toughest time of the year to be a show biz reporter.

Report: Kev Mclean

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