Media: The American Way

After years of rudely dismissing U.S. shows, foreign networks are paying big for CSI: Miami and other hits

When producers of CBS's hit drama CSI: Miami considered locales for the first episode of the new season, Rio de Janeiro was a natural. The Brazilian megalopolis--a city associated with drugs and danger--was a place where Lieutenant Horatio Caine (David Caruso) could plausibly go to solve his wife's murder, the crime that concluded last season. But it was also a good business move to film the opener in South America, where millions of loyal viewers watch each week. "We have a responsibility to embrace these markets where we get so much support," says Caruso, who spent a week in Rio for the...

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