December 31, 2004: Headlines: COS - Kenya: Television: CBS Daytime: Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Kenya: Peace Corps Kenya : The Peace Corps in Kenya: December 31, 2004: Headlines: COS - Kenya: Television: CBS Daytime: Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.

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Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.

Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.

Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Producers: Ron Weaver

During a press junket in New York prior to the Daytime Emmy Awards, Executive Producer and Head Writer BRADLEY BELL and Senior Producer RON WEAVER discussed B&B, its accomplishments and whatís ahead for this international phenomenon.

[Excerpt]

CBS.com: The show is popular in so many different countries. Is it the most popular in Italy?

RON WEAVER: I think it is probably the most popular and has been for a long time. It is incredibly popular all over the world. I mean, we hear anecdotes all the time about how popular [it is]. Someone told us a few years ago that they had been a kind of Peace Corps volunteer worker in a small village in Kenya that was very remote and very isolated and they had no TV there. The nearest television set was ten kilometers away. In Kenya, they broadcast three episodes [of B&B] back to back on Fridays. Most of the people from this village would walk ten kilometers to the next village to watch The Bold and the Beautiful. I mean, itís hard to believe, but itís true. We hear these kind of stories all the time.





When this story was posted in December 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:

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