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Oxygen debuts doc on sweatshop abuse

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Oxygen Media opens its new Worth The Risk documentary series with an examination of U.S. garment industry sweatshops in Saipan in "Behind The Labels."

The doc about the billion-dollar garment industry operation presents personal stories from sweatshop workers, hidden-camera footage taken inside the guarded factory compounds, as well as interviews with lawyers, advocates and government officials offer American viewers a rare glimpse at indentured labor - where 14-hour shifts, payless paydays and lock-downs are the norm.

Worth The Risk debuts with "Behind The Labels" on Sunday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (ET). Produced in collaboration with Peter Gabriel's human-rights organization, Witness, the doc is narrated by Susan Sarandon. - Richard Tedesco

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