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FRONTLINE; Survival of Saddam, The

03/13/2003

REPACKED CLONE OF WGBH BROADCAST MASTER 1810T SOFT FEED MARCH 2003


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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Survival of Saddam, The
Program Number

1810K3

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

Nine years after the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein still rules Iraq. From a secluded office in Baghdad, protected by a police state built in his own image, he has survived economic sanctions, UN weapons inspectors, no-fly zones, CIA-backed coup-attempts, internal rebellions, and international isolation. FRONTLINE presents an intimate portrait of Saddam Hussein's life and the secrets behind his leadership. The film examines Saddam's uncanny ability to outmaneuver his enemies, exploit their weaknesses and, against all odds, to remain in power.

FRONTLINE producer Greg Barker reveals how the key to Saddam's survival is rooted in his personal history. Born into poverty, he has spent his entire life defying the odds. However, like many dictators, his rise to leadership can be attributed to a unique mixture of intelligence and brutality -- he eliminated every potential rival -- including, in some cases, his closest allies.

Duration

00:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Survival of Saddam, The,” 03/13/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B97C4F93D5E04AC8879BC98BBFB12EAC.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Survival of Saddam, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B97C4F93D5E04AC8879BC98BBFB12EAC
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