In 1983, KBS special live broadcast 'I'm Looking for a Separated Family'

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In 1983, KBS special live broadcast 'I'm Looking for a Separated Family' +

1983.6.30
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KBS's special live broadcast, "Finding the Separated Family," was broadcast live for 138 days and 453 hours and 45 minutes from 10:15 p.m. on June 30, 1983 to 4 a.m. on November 14, 1983.

The Korean Peninsula is the longest-running Cold War zone in the world. The number of separated families in the Republic of Korea reached about 10 million due to the division of South and North Korea caused by Japanese colonial era (1910-1945) and the Korean War (1950.6.25).

KBS is visiting separated families on KBS special live broadcasting around the 33rd anniversary of the Korean War and the 30th anniversary of the armistice agreement (1953.7.27).Plan >. It contains the tragic Cold War situation in Korea and the horrors of war.

The scene in which the blood relatives were reunited and hugged and wailed healed the pain of separated families, and served as a catalyst for the first reunions of families separated by the two Koreas (1985.9), contributing to the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It also sent a message of peace to the world that such tragedies should no longer occur.

The broadcast is also a monumental legacy for broadcasters around the world. It is the world's largest family-finding program using television. A total of 100,952 separated family members applied and 53,536 were introduced on the air, with 10,189 separated family members reunited. 1,641 personnel in charge of broadcasting were deployed and broadcast for 138 days.

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