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World Special; Hot Shells! US Arms for South Africa


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World Special
Hot Shells! US Arms for South Africa
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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

Space Research Corporation in Vermont came under fire for its covert sale of arms to South Africa. This program details how those arrangements came about.

Same subject as Program 115: Arms for South Africa.



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Broadcast program

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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World Special; Hot Shells! US Arms for South Africa,” 05/15/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B68D17A2F8542F9B9EAD91D5DAC1C2E.
MLA: “World Special; Hot Shells! US Arms for South Africa.” 05/15/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B68D17A2F8542F9B9EAD91D5DAC1C2E>.
APA: World Special; Hot Shells! US Arms for South Africa. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7B68D17A2F8542F9B9EAD91D5DAC1C2E
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