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World Special
Death of a Princess: The Arab Dilemma
Series Description

Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

In-studio panel discussion that aired directly after broadcast of original Death of a Princess film, discussing the content and controversy surrounding the film. Panel moderated by Michael Dukakis, includes: Ambassador Clovis Maksoud, Observer to the United Nations for the League of Arab States; Roger Fisher,Professor of International Law, Harvard Law School; Imam Muddasir Siddiqui, religious leader of the Muslim community of greater Boston; Andrew Duncan, Author and Journalist; Judith Kipper, Journalist, American Enterprise Institute; Peter Iseman, Author and Arabist; program also includes taped comments from James Akins, Former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Panel program produced by Peter Cook and Elizabeth Deane, directed by Janet McFadden.



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Global Affairs
Cook, Peter (Producer)
Deane, Elizabeth (Producer)
Chicago: “World Special; Death of a Princess: The Arab Dilemma,” 05/12/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_017C3C166F344FDBBC031D6C9A5B5FD5.
MLA: “World Special; Death of a Princess: The Arab Dilemma.” 05/12/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 13, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_017C3C166F344FDBBC031D6C9A5B5FD5>.
APA: World Special; Death of a Princess: The Arab Dilemma. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_017C3C166F344FDBBC031D6C9A5B5FD5
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