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FRONTLINE; SAUDI TIME BOMB, The

11/14/2001


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
SAUDI TIME BOMB, The
Program Number

2006K1

Series Description

Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

Program Description

President Bush says that if the nations of the world are not with us in the war on terrorism then they're with the terrorists. But what about the United States' supposed ally Saudi Arabia? After September 11, many Saudi citizens reportedly applauded native son Osama bin Laden as a hero. Then the monarchy hesitated to renounce the Taliban and they are still reluctant to allow U.S. warplanes to fly from their bases. Why have Saudi and other Gulf charities sent money to support Islamic fundamentalist schools that are encouraging jihad? And are the Saudis dragging their feet when it comes to assisting U.S. law enforcement agencies that are tracking down terrorists? Whose side are the Saudis on? FRONTLINE and The New York Times explore the fragile alliance with this ultraconservative fundamentalist kingdom upon which the U.S. depends for 15 percent of the country's oil needs.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; SAUDI TIME BOMB, The,” 11/14/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA81EF57B734405D86FD7B1FE5930A3E.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; SAUDI TIME BOMB, The.” 11/14/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA81EF57B734405D86FD7B1FE5930A3E>.
APA: FRONTLINE; SAUDI TIME BOMB, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AA81EF57B734405D86FD7B1FE5930A3E
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