PBS NewsHour

Why Chernobyl is suddenly a hotspot for global tourists

Clip: 10/29/2019 | 7m 21s Video has closed captioning.

The site of the world’s worst radiological catastrophe is unexpectedly coming back to life -- due to an American television show. Scores of tourists are visiting Chernobyl, located in northern Ukraine, in response to an HBO miniseries that illuminates the disaster, which occurred before Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union, in new detail. Special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports.

Aired: 10/29/19

Rating: NR

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