April 14, 2014
PBS is running a series of reports from Myanmar this week, beginning with a look at the political opening of the country and to follow with reports on how this is likely to affect culture.
Myanmar, rocked by civil strife, has been kept isolated from the world for more than half a century. In recent years, however, the government has been proposing democratic reform and peace treaties with ethnic groups, prompting the U.S. to lift most sanctions. But how does a country move from being closed to being a more open society, and who is to gain? Jeffrey Brown reports from Myanmar.