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Frontline's "Egypt in Crisis"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Egypt protests Protesters in Cairo march in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who won Egypt’s first free and fair elections in June 2012, but was overthrown by the military a year later. (Courtesy of Mosa'ab Elshamy/PBS)

Less than three years after the popular uprising that led to President Hosni Mubarak's ouster, and just one year after Egypt's first free and fair elections, the democratically elected government has been overthrown and the Egyptian military is running the state. Writer/producer Martin Smith looks at what went wrong and what happens next. Frontline’s new documentary “Egypt in Crisis” explores those questions. It premieres September 17, at 10:30 pm, on PBS.

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Martin Smith

Comments [4]

Ed from Larchmont

I guess they really didn't like him. I thought he looked like a gorilla. It does show that most Moslems don't want radical Islam.

Sep. 17 2013 12:46 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Were the provisions giving Pres. Morsi these new powers written into the new constitution, or how were they enacted? What kind of efforts were made to prevent them?

Sep. 17 2013 12:27 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I remember when some Egyptian Muslims encircled Coptic churches to protect them from other Egyptian Muslims who were trying to attack them. I haven't heard about that happened w/the recent attacks on churches. What happened? Have the Muslims who protected the churches been intimidated? Has the economic or political situation made it harder for them to take this kind of action?

Sep. 17 2013 12:20 PM
Maggie

Egypt is not in any way, shape, or form a secular country! Most people are quite religious, which doesn't mean they are Islamists.

Sep. 17 2013 12:12 PM

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