Taiwan NPR's Rob Gifford reports from Taipei on a nightly TV comedy show which lampoons the country's political leaders. The program, An Appointment With the Chairman, features actors portraying the three presidential candidates, as well as President Lee Teng-hui. The show is a sign that Taiwan is moving forward in its transition from dictatorship to democracy, even as the island holds presidential elections this weekend.
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Taiwan

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Taiwan

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NPR's Rob Gifford reports from Taipei on a nightly TV comedy show which lampoons the country's political leaders. The program, An Appointment With the Chairman, features actors portraying the three presidential candidates, as well as President Lee Teng-hui. The show is a sign that Taiwan is moving forward in its transition from dictatorship to democracy, even as the island holds presidential elections this weekend.