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In this undated photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo Sunday, May 8, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, wearing glasses, visits the Namhung youth chemical complex in Anju, North Korea. (AP)

In this undated photo released by Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service in Tokyo Sunday, May 8, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, wearing glasses, visits the Namhung youth chemical complex in Anju, North Korea. (AP)

Over the years, we’ve done numerous shows on North Korea. Last year, we examined life inside the Hermit Kingdom, as the reclusive nation is known, and took the pulse of the country amidst one of its numerous crises with the outside world.

In 2003, On Point took a look at the country as it threatened to go nuclear. And in 2005, we took stock of the peninsula after North Korea announced that it had successfully built a nuclear weapon. We checked in again the next year, when they claimed to have fired a nuclear device. We returned again that month, as nuclear tensions mounted. In 2009, we delved into former President Bill Clinton’s mission to Pyongyang.

 

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