Frontline Premieres Special Report, Revolution in Cairo

Release Date: 02/17/2011

New Special Goes Inside the Youth Movement That Ignited the Uprising in Egypt, and Investigates the Muslim Brotherhood

Premieres Tuesday, February 22 at 9 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV)
As the protest movement in Egypt continues to send shock waves throughout the world, Frontline dispatches teams to Cairo for a special report. Frontline goes inside the youth movement that helped light the fire on the streets and takes a hard look at Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood—the most well-organized and powerful of the country’s opposition groups. Don’t miss the investigative report, Frontline: Revolution in Cairo, premiering Tuesday, February 22 at 9 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV).
 
Frontline gains unique access to the April 6 protest group, tracing the long road these young Egyptian activists took to Tahrir Square, as they’ve made increasingly bold use of the Internet in their underground resistance over the last few years. Through sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, the members of April 6 and related groups helped organize a political movement that the secret police did not understand and could not stop, despite the arrest and torture of some of the movement’s key members. Also in this hour, GlobalPost’s Charles Sennott is on the ground in Cairo for Frontline to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood, the controversial but poorly understood Islamist political movement that’s poised to play a key role in Egypt’s future. While the group was absent in Tahrir Square when young demonstrators first ignited Egypt’s revolt, the Brotherhood assumed a larger role over the course of the protests, taking frontline positions in rock-throwing battles with regime supporters and helping to run emergency medical clinics. Now that the Muslim Brotherhood stands to take a prominent place at the negotiating table, we examine what the group believes and how it may influence politics in the country and the region.
 
“This is a story that no one could have predicted, and everyone now wants to know more about,” says Frontline executive producer David Fanning. Don’t miss the special report, Frontline: Revolution in Cairo on Tuesday, February 22 at 9 p.m., on CPTV (Connecticut Public Television).
 
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