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News Team 05 January 2015 2 122
News Team is not just a privileged view into how the news is made, but also provides unflinching insight into the personal lives of those who make it. After watching News Team, no RT broadcast will ever seem the same.
The series was independently filmed by Emmy-nominated Josh Silberman. Named Producer of the Year by the Producers’ Guild of America in 2011, Silberman has been a key figure on leading US shows Fear Factor, America’s Got Talent, and Dancing with the Stars. He has also produced acclaimed extreme series Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers, but says News Team is the most “extreme, real and unpredictable” show he has ever been a part of.
Maria Finoshina is on her way to the Syrian city of Aleppo. She stops en route in Lattakia, a port town which has become a refuge for many fleeing ISIS. Meanwhile in Donetsk, Ukraine, Roman Kosarev prepares his final report from the conflict zone, where he will soon be replaced by Murad Gazdiev.
It's Paula Slier's last day reporting from Ukraine. She goes back to an anti-government separatist base under the command of Givi to learn how they see the prospects for the current ceasefire. Meanwhile in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Ilya Petrenko attends a space rocket pre-launch press conference.
Thabang Motsei is thrilled with the opportunity to take the world's longest railway journey– the Trans-Siberian but not all of her colleagues are as excited as she is about the coming trip. Meanwhile, in Moscow, Egor Piskunov shows us what he is doing back home and also takes us on tour to the newsroom.
Murad Gazdiev’s Arctic Sea adventure takes him to Kotelny Island, where he films Russian marine battle exercises and takes a flight in a helicopter. Paula Slier, meanwhile, gets an invitation from Ukrainian anti-government fighters to witness a launch of Grad missiles.
At the Russian-Ukrainian border, RT Spanish correspondent Bricio Segovia and his colleague from RT Arabic, Anna Knishenko, interview people still living there despite the fact that many of the neighbouring houses were destroyed by bombing. Meanwhile in Berlin, correspondent Peter Oliver's girlfriend has a surprise for him on his day off.
In this episode, RT correspondents reveal what they do when they’re not busy reporting on current affairs. Where does Thabang Motsei learn her Russian? What does Maggie Howell find most challenging in her voice production lessons? And what entertainment did Maria Finoshina find in Lebanon?
Thabang Motsei continues her train journey across Russia in winter, and has no trouble entertaining herself while on board. A stop in a Siberian town then gives her the chance to try sledging. Meanwhile, in Brussels, Margaret Howell has the difficult task of getting an interview with a pediatric nurse for her report on child euthanasia.
Some of the biggest news stories around the world. In News Team, an award-winning documentary crew traverses the globe, keeping up with the channel’s leading reporters as they cover the stand-off in Ukraine, the war in Syria, and the machinations in the EU’s corridors of power.
Roman Kosarev remains in Ukraine where he attends more press-conferences dedicated to the Boeing 777 crash and attempts to interview the head of the OSCE commission about his work on the case. Back in Moscow, RT Spanish correspondent Bricio Segovia gives us a tour of his workplace.
Ilya Petrenko visits Moscow's Red Square for his first assignment as a correspondent. A military tattoo with participants from round the world could make for great footage. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Paula Slier comes across a burned out bus that’s been shelled right next to the town's central railway station.
Irina Galushko receives an urgent assignment to do a live report on the crash of Malaysian airliner 777 close to the Russian-Ukrainian border. But it will be Roman Kosarev's job to enter Ukraine to do a full report on this tragedy. It’s a highly dangerous mission, but someone has to do it.
It’s a historic day for Scotland as the country’s deciding whether to remain a part of the United Kingdom or become independent. Marina Kosareva prepares for a sleepless night in Edinburgh, to keep viewers updated on the course of the referendum and reveal the final result as soon as it is known. Meanwhile in Moscow’s RT headquarters, Bricio Segovia takes a screen test to be a news anchor.