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Ofra Bikel in Frontline: The Hugo Chávez Show

Frontline: The Hugo Chávez Show

2008 NR

With Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's weekly show "Aló Presidente" as a backdrop, "Frontline" producer Ofra Bikel examines the controversial politician's life and chronicles his rise to power. Interviews with Chávez's associates, former public officials and average citizens offer insights into his personality, policies and shrewd use of the media. But these telling accounts also expose fissures in his anticapitalist agenda.