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Four Corners
Monday 16:30-17:00
Gavin Esler and Anne Mackenzie explore issues from the four corners of the Earth - from politics to popular culture, art to anthropology.
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Monday 26 June 2006
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This week on Four Corners ...
A Man's World?

This Thursday Kuwaiti women can stand for election and vote in parliamentary elections for the first time in the country's history. We ask the editor of Gulf News what this means for Kuwait, and an Iranian journalist joins us to tell us about Iranian women and politics.

Jumana Al Tamimi
Middle East Editor for Gulf News, Dubai

Nazenin Ansari
journalist for the Iranian newspaper Kayhan 
Arabs and Americans

The US-Arab economic forum gets under way today in Houston, Texas. It was started last year to try to build understanding between Arabs and Americans. But what of those people who are both Arab and American?

There are more than three million Arab Americans - most of them Christians - but a growing number of Muslims. How do they bridge two cultures that often seem to be at loggerheads? And how do they feel about the way Arabs and the Arab world are portrayed in the American media?

Dr Jack Shaheen
author and media critic, South Carolina, USA

Nidal Ibrahim
Arab American Institute, Washington

World Cup Survival Kit

It's been revealed recently that the British take an estimated 22 million teabags and eight million jars of Marmite away with them every year. We'll be finding out what tourists from Iran, Italy and Trinidad just can't do without while they are at the World Cup in Germany

Mr Francesco Bongarra
journalist, Rome

Ms Franka Philip
Trinidadian journalist

Nazenin Ansari
journalist for the Iranian newspaper Kayhan 

This programme is the last in the series.

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Gavin Esler
Gavin Esler"Four Corners is a programme that only the BBC has the range and confidence to undertake, it overturns stereotypes about people and cultures."
Anne Mackenzie
Anne Mackenzie"Four Corner's brief is to explore the vagaries and nuances of life across different cultures, covering a remarkable cross section of stories that really do show how different and similar human beings are around the world."

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