The Great Divide
Some say it’s the very thing that makes Australia great. Others believe it threatens our national identity. It seems right now nothing divides opinion like multiculturalism. Our government insists it’s working here, a shining example for the rest of the world, but in some countries like Britain and Germany, they’ve declared multiculturalism a failure, a disastrous social policy that’s torn communities apart. But let’s be frank here. This debate isn’t so much about race as religion and a fear of one in particular – Islam.
Reporter: Michael Usher
Producers: Danny Keens, Julia Timms
Have you ever wondered how it would feel to fly like a bird or to gallop with the wildebeest or hunt with the mighty polar bear? British film maker John Downer imagined all these things and found a way to let us all share in the experience. His wildlife documentaries make you feel like you’re actually there – a part of the flock, the herd or the pride. John gets closer to the animals than anyone else has dared. And as Bob Simon of American 60 Minutes discovered, he does it using technology that looks like it’s been lifted straight from a James Bond blockbuster. The result is an intimate portrayal of animals like we’ve never seen before.
Reporter: Bob Simon, CBS 60 Minutes
Producer: Michael Gavshon
How do you get your head around what is happening in Japan? First, there was the monster earthquake, many thousand times more powerful than the one that devastated Christchurch. Then came the tsunami. More than a week later, we still don’t know how many souls were carried away by the ocean, and now there’s the threat of a nuclear meltdown. Of all the miseries that have been visited on the Japanese people in recent days, this has to be the most terrifying. You can’t see it like a wave, or feel it like an aftershock. All you can do is wait and hope and try not to panic.Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: Phil Goyen, Steve Burling