FRONTLINE Special Report: Revolution in Cairo
Tuesday February 22 at 9 p.m. on GPB
How did the revolution that toppled Egypt's longtime president Hasni Mubarak begin? In this FRONTLINE special report, teams were dispatched to Cairo to go inside the youth that helped to light the fire in the streets.
They followed the "April 6" group, which two years ago began making a bold use of the Internet for their underground resistance -- tactics that led to jail and torture for many of their leaders. Now, starting with the "Day of Rage," witness those same leaders plot strategy and head into "Liberation Square" to try to bring down President Mubarak. Also take a hard look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood -- the most well-organized and powerful of the country's opposition groups -- as a new fight for power in Egypt begins to takes shape.
Listen to an interview with FRONTLINE's Charles Sennott on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. Sennott gives a behind the scenes perspective of the documentary and the youth of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Listen to an interview with Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross on how the micro-blogging site was instrumental in the revolution.