On the box


Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9-11pm. Ph 9565 5522.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday at 8pm. The December 6 show tells the inside story of outworkers in the fashion industry. From India to Australia, it's the same: low wages, long hours and the use of child labour. Ph 9633 6976.

Secrets of War: Vietnam: Special Operations — Documents how, while the eyes of the world were focused on the US army's regular units in Vietnam during the war, the US used "special forces" to fight "classified battles" which took them deep into North Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. ABC TV, Saturday, December 4, 10.45pm.

History's Turning Points: Crisis in Korea — This part of the series documents US General MacArthur's anticommunist crusade against North Korea. When Chinese troops crossed the border, MacArthur had to retreat in humiliation when his request to detonate 26 atomic bombs was refused. SBS, Wednesday, December 8, 7.30pm.

The Big Picture: Jimi Hendrix: The Man They Made God — An intimate portrait of the guitarist who inspired a generation and was dead by the age of 27. Hendrix's amazing guitar playing and provocative stage acts made him a legend. ABC TV, Thursday, December 9, 9.30pm.