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World Special
Death of a Princess
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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

This World Special recounts a reporters journey through the Arab world to investigate the life and death of a Saudi Princess and her lover. While a dramatized account, "Death of a Princess" is based on transcripts and records relating to the actual public execution of Princess Misha'al, granddaughter of Prince Mohammed, the elder brother of Saudi King Khadid.

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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World Special; Death of a Princess,” 03/31/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D7AB7D913C646C081D935D0AAAFBA6C.
MLA: “World Special; Death of a Princess.” 03/31/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D7AB7D913C646C081D935D0AAAFBA6C>.
APA: World Special; Death of a Princess. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5D7AB7D913C646C081D935D0AAAFBA6C
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