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  December 2001
Roots of Resentment: America, Great Britain and the Arab World   By Stephen Smith and Sandy Tolan

The United States inspires deep and conflicting emotions in other parts of the world. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, America has been forced to pay closer attention. In this documentary, explore The Roots of Resentment against America in the Arab world, and the complex emotions the U.S. provokes even in our closest ally, Great Britain.

We've collected opinions on how September 11 changed the way America is viewed. Read comments on world opinion of the United States.

North Carolina Muslims: A Muslim congregation in Raleigh, North Carolina has taken September 11 as a wake-up call.


Why Are They So Angry at Us?
It's a question asked with increasing intensity in the weeks following September 11. Arab perceptions of the West—and of the U.S. in particular—are colored by centuries of history and conflict.

Love & Hate — Where Britain Meets America
American RadioWorks correspondent Stephen Smith set out with microphone in hand to see if people in Great Britain are as unfailingly warm and supportive of Americans as their leader Tony Blair. Then he came back to the U.S. to share what he found with some Americans.

Full audio and printable transcript

Host: Deborah Amos
Correspondents: Sandy Tolan and Stephen Smith
Editor: Deborah George with help from Loren Jenkins
Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian
Technical Director: Craig Thorson
Project Coordinator: Misha Quill

Production Assistance: Stephanie Curtis, Nichole Alwell, Mark Holterhaus and Rhonda Bernstein
Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg
Web Manager: John Pearson
Web Art Director: Darby Laing
Online Producer: Emily Thompson

Our report on Great Britain was a co-production with BBC World Current Affairs with help from Maria Balinska and Polly Hope.

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