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Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Crude Diplomacy

03/25/1993


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Series
Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power
Program
Crude Diplomacy
Program Number

105

Series Description

Broadcast January 1993

Based on Daniel Yergin's bestselling book on the history of oil, this series tells the history of oil, starting in the 1850s with the first oil well in Titusville, PA, and continuing through the Gulf War and into the future, speculating on the role oil will play in our society in the next century. Donald Sutherland narrates. Series release date: 1993

Program Description

In late 1937, the newly married Tom Barger set off to look for oil in Arabia; he would stay for 32 years and become the chairman of Aramco. His diaries, letters to his young wife, and home movies give a firsthand account of the early days of exploration and disappointment. The story of oil moves between the romance of the desert and the intrigue of politics, with a cast of characters that includes Arabian kings, British adventurers, Iranian politicians, and American presidents and businessmen.

Duration

00:66:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Crude Diplomacy,” 03/25/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D8777B0A9948461AA19BAACEC6F26A83.
MLA: “Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Crude Diplomacy.” 03/25/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D8777B0A9948461AA19BAACEC6F26A83>.
APA: Prize, The: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power; Crude Diplomacy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D8777B0A9948461AA19BAACEC6F26A83
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