One day away from the 2012 presidential elections, we find out what the US vote means for people in China, South Africa and England. Also, the challenges some immigrant voters face getting to the polls after Superstorm Sandy. Plus, how a Canadian real estate agent ended up playing hockey with some locked-out NHL pros.
In South Africa, there is a great amount of respect and gratitude to the White House. This is in large part due to an American program, initiated by President George W. Bush, that helps to get medicine to HIV-AIDS patients. But some South Africans say the issue of who occupies the White House is becoming less relevant to the future of their country and their lives.
In New York and New Jersey, piecing back together the communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy will be a daunting task. And who will do the hard work? History suggests immigrants are likely to play a major role.
One country watching the US presidential election with interest is China. The World’s Mary Kay Magistad talks with ordinary Chinese citizens to get their opinions on the US-China relationship, and how that could be impacted by either candidate.
On the eve of the US elections, two people who know how to throw a phrase about offer their thoughts on America’s troubles. Novelist Lionel Shriver is an American living in London. Journalist Edward Luce is a Brit living in Washington. They both care deeply about United States, and they’re worried.
The National Hockey League lockout has left some Toronto Maple Leaf pros with time to practice at local rinks. But there’s a shortage of goalies for all the practice sessions so some amateurs are stepping in to fill the void. Greg Partchenko is a 40-something, Toronto real estate agent, who’s had the chance to fill in as goalie for Toronto’s pros.
The Showtime drama “Homeland” follows a CIA agent hot on the trail of a suspected al Qaeda-like mole. The show recently picked up four Emmys, now, the show is making waves for something else: worst portrayal of Beirut, according to the Lebanese government.
Officials in New York and New Jersey are doing their best to make sure people in areas hit hard by Sandy can vote Tuesday. But some immigrant residents on a tight budget might not want to use precious gasoline to get to the polls.
In London, The World’s Alex Gallafent speaks with six new Presidents of the United States. Well, not quite. The six are 12- and 13-year olds from Northumberland Park Community School in the north of the city. They tell Alex how they’d act if they really could be president.