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Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Black Giant, The

03/25/1993


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Series
Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power
Program
Black Giant, The
Program Number

103

Series Description

Broadcast January 1993

Based on Daniel Yergin's bestselling book on the history of oil, this series tells the history of oil, starting in the 1850s with the first oil well in Titusville, PA, and continuing through the Gulf War and into the future, speculating on the role oil will play in our society in the next century. Donald Sutherland narrates. Series release date: 1993

Program Description

The "magic of gasoline" touches everyone's life in America: from millions of new car owners to ever-hopeful wildcatters to emerging corporate oil giants. Meanwhile, the flamboyant Middle Eastern entrepreneur Calouste Gulbenkian outwits Standard Oil, the world's largest oil company, and stakes his claim to the main oil-producing region in Mesopotamia-- now Iraq.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Black Giant, The,” 03/25/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_099F2401F8C6455EAF87B596C365EE6A.
MLA: “Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Black Giant, The.” 03/25/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_099F2401F8C6455EAF87B596C365EE6A>.
APA: Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Black Giant, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_099F2401F8C6455EAF87B596C365EE6A
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