Alhurra teams up With MacNeil/Lehrer for documentary series on US elections

Louise Duffy | 11-10-2012

US-based Alhurra Television and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions are joining forces to co-produce a new documentary series for Arab audiences on the 2012 US elections.

The Making of Democracy will provide viewers from Morocco to Oman with a behind the scenes look at the 2012 elections through stories of candidates, US citizens, Arab Americans, and others involved in local and national races.

Brian Conniff, president of the non-profit corporation Middle East Broadcasting Networks, which operates Alhurra, said: “Alhurra TV’s partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer on this high quality production comes at an opportune moment when citizens throughout the Arab world are exploring different paths to democracy and political transition.

“Viewers can watch and see the passions and challenges that go into an American political campaign through these riveting stories. We knew MacNeil/Lehrer Productions was the right company for Alhurra to work with on this series after our successful partnership producing Arab Spring.”

Alhurra will begin broadcasting the eight-part weekly series on 13 October.

MBN is financed by the US government through a grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency.