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World Special; Islamic Bomb, The

10/29/1980

Examines the spread of nuclear weapons at a time when Pakistan was thought to be in the final stage of testing a nuclear device. Despite international safeguards to halt the proliferation of this technology, ten countries are thought to be developing nuclear weapons. Program details Pakistan's path to development with the aid of Libya.


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Series
World Special
Program
Islamic Bomb, The
Program Number

401

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

Examines the spread of nuclear weapons at a time when Pakistan was thought to be in the final stage of testing a nuclear device. Despite international safeguards to halt the proliferation of this technology, ten countries are thought to be developing nuclear weapons. Program details Pakistan's path to development with the aid of Libya.

Duration

00:60:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “World Special; Islamic Bomb, The,” 10/29/1980, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DA321666CF948A498171D738F072F06.
MLA: “World Special; Islamic Bomb, The.” 10/29/1980. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DA321666CF948A498171D738F072F06>.
APA: World Special; Islamic Bomb, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9DA321666CF948A498171D738F072F06
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