The best show, as of 1976, has been the national and the international news. Such shows have been full of suspense, excitement and incongruities, which make us laugh.
As to the actors, they are all genuine, not acting nose-jobbers!
From Bangladesh to Western Sahara, we see bearded men in long white robes marching while carrying long thick sticks, shouting. Needless to say that the mind of these angry mobs is filled with fortified concrete in which nothing can penetrate. It's a waste of breath to convince these people what elections, balloting, civil communication, democracy, etc, are.
West did fail to teach these people what democracy is, as it is hard to teach an old dog. The biggest obstacle to modern balloting systems, in these areas, is the people's wide-range illiteracy and, above all, the people's timidity to admit to their shortcomings. Many people here, after 30 years, still cannot set their clocks for daylight saving. They are confused what 'put forward' means. First time they failed to adjust their watches, they accused their government of disrupting their prayer time. It was a lie. They, up to now, use watches as ornaments. They rely on sunlight rather than clock face.
They do understand what balloting is, of course, after being well fed: 'BeyAat', meaning shaking the warlord's hands as a sign of allegiance! And West gave up teaching balloting and opted for the time-worn local way of balloting.
The acid test of mobilizing mobs started in Afghanistan in 1970s. Hekmatyar was appointed as Prime Minister of Afghanistan from 1993 to 1994 and many armed men 'BeyAat'ed him, while the president was Burhanuddin Rabbani who also had his own 'BeyAat'ors. Nice legit election! Who says only one party should win to run. Let two parties run the state side-by-side. Let them fight in the arenas or streets. You simply listen to the gunshots.
Hekmatyar the prime minister laid siege to Kabul. He and Dostum destroyed 70% of Kabul and killed 50,000 people. Same idea has ever since been running in several counties in Middle East. Now it is playing in Libya. The mad dog of this oil reach desert, finding no Pan Am plane to explode in the air, has turned to killing the barefooted people walking on petroleum rich oil fields.
Another piece of news of the same nature is the lovely Côte d'Ivoire or rather Ivory Coast. Here you find two men again: one is an incumbent president said to have lost the election, called Gbagbo (rhyme with bag-boy) and the other one as UN-approved president-elect called Ouattara (read watery). Ivory Coast, a French colony, is world's leading cocoa producer! Well, Cocoa is anti-aging, much sought after by female celebrities. It is also a good source of sulfur, a beauty mineral.
'Ruby the Heart Stealer', the 17-year young cabaret dancer who has stolen the rickety heart of 75-year old Berlusconi, the hairy, does not need sulfur now! When she stares into the camera and keeps licking her lips, and then rides as a second motorbike rider and turns her ample back to the camera, oh boy, she really can have millions of male 'BeyAat'ors.