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Zimbabwean immigrant's story told on stage

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans illegally cross the border into South Africa searching for a better future. But they don't always find one. Many wind up homeless and jobless. Reporter Eva Gilliam introduces us to one Zimbabwean man who's written a play about his experience.

Global Politics

The Quiet American?

The World's Patrick Cox looks back at an odd moment in the Bush Presidency. It's when Mr. Bush appeared to compare himself to Graham Greene's fictional character Alden Pyle from "The Quiet American."

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Japanese island known for its performing arts. The answer is Sado Island. The drumming group, Kodo, hails from this island. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the group's manager, Jun Akimoto for today's Global Hit.

Arts, Culture & Media

Marx the musical

High-kicking Chinese Marxists are set to bring communism's most famous tract to life -- as a musical. An all-singing, all-dancing stage version of Das Kapital is being produced in Shanghai.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer/Global hit

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Palermo, a neighborhood in Argentina's capital city, Buenas Aires. Palermo is known for its bohemian cafes and hyper-active nightlife. It's also the birthplace of a high-tech dance party movement, known as "zizek. Zizek's musical foundation is cumbia, a rhythm originally from Colombia. Reporter Corey Takahashi has today's Global Hit.

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Global Hit -- The Producers in Berlin

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Lone Bech, spokeswoman for the Admiral Palast theater in Berlin, Germany. Next month, the theater will stage a production of the Mel Brooks musical "The Producers." It will be the first time the musical -- which pokes fun at Hitler and Nazi Germany -- will be staged in Germany itself.