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News Team 07 January 2015 4 130
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.
Although they are very different, they share one thing in common: commitment to their profession. The show explores RT correspondents' challenging daily work in global hotspots and conflict zones, as well as at the heart of show business and fashion industry. ‘News team’ goes behind the scenes to see how they interview top figures on the global stage, while juggling their private life and a career that keeps the correspondents on their toes 365 days a year.
Roman Kosarev arrives at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines MH17 to find that, 24 hours after the tragedy, bodies of the passengers are still there and the only people who’ve visited the place are journalists. Meanwhile, Harry Fear’s work in Gaza City is tested when his equipment starts to fail.
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.
Follow RT’s correspondents on dangerous missions around the world bringing you the latest in cutting edge and up-to-date news on international events. They risk their lives to deliver the stories that others won’t, reporting from the epicentres of heated military conflict, hearing from participants and witnesses. This series takes you behind-the-scenes with exclusive footage revealing the secrets of their trade.
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
Paula Slier travels to the town of Ilovaysk in Ukraine to visit an anti-government fighter camp and speak to a commander. Meanwhile in the UK, Marina Kosareva goes to Scotland where she teams up with another RT UK correspondent, Polly Boiko, to cover the referendum there.
In Gaza City, Harry Fear takes a day off from reporting and goes out to buy some necessities. While making his rounds, he shows how normal life goes on as usual in the city despite the military conflict. Meanwhile in Ukraine, Roman Kosarev makes his second attempt to leave the country.
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.
Paula Slier talks to a German volunteer who came to Ukraine to join anti-government fighters. Meanwhile in Mexico, Bricio Segovia interviews soap opera star Victoria Ruffo. The Mexican actress enjoys a strong following in Russia after starring in several wildly successful series.
In Berlin, Peter Oliver gives a tour of the news studios where he does his live reports. Meanwhile, in Russia's Donetsk, Maria Finoshina visits a hospital where anti-government fighters from Ukraine are being treated to film what she thought would be a story about peace.
It takes a mere five minutes for Aleksey Yaroshevsky to relay the latest news reports from the violent streets of Kiev to the news rooms of Moscow, sixty times the speed it took five years ago. Meanwhile, Margaret Howell takes a walk through Red Square, where she discusses the controversy surrounding the square's most famous resident, Vladimir Lenin. Egor Piskunov has left Paris for Geneva, where top Russian officials are taking part in a conference on Syria.