The Under-Told Stories Project has produced news and documentaries for public television from around the world on a variety of important subjects. Video of these segments is available through streaming video and older reports may be available on DVD.
In Mexico, over 70 percent of citizens are overweight or obese and 14 percent of Mexican adults now suffer from diabetes, though half of those affected aren't even aware they have the disease. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the struggle to bring the disease under control.
Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, a heart surgeon in India, runs a network of for-profit hospitals that perform world-class operations at a small fraction of what they would cost in the U.S. He is driven by his belief that even the most sophisticated surgery should be available to the world’s poorest people, and he says that “if a solution is not affordable, it is not a solution.
He says he is “totally retired” from any political responsibilities as the leader of the exiled Tibetan Buddhist community, but old age has not diminished his role as an active and outspoken advocate for world peace and inner happiness. In an interview at his home base in Dharamsala, India with correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro, the Dalai Lama says all major religions teach the practice of compassion, love, forgiveness, and tolerance, and he’s not sure there is a need for a new Dalai Lama.