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FRONTLINE; Diamond Empire, The

01/01/1994

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Series
FRONTLINE
Program
Diamond Empire, The
Program Number

1209K

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

Central to the diamond's role as a romantic symbol is the belief that diamonds are one of the rarest, most precious gifts for a loved one. But it's only a myth--diamonds are found in plentiful supply. This program examines how the great myth about the scarcity of diamonds and their inflated value was created and maintained over the decades by the diamond cartel. This report chronicles how one family, the Oppenheimers of South Africa, gained control of the supply, marketing, and pricing of the world's diamonds.

Duration

01:27:45

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Public Affairs
News
Citation
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Diamond Empire, The,” 01/01/1994, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6871F4AE9514B4F9DF9FB3C3606E7FC.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Diamond Empire, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6871F4AE9514B4F9DF9FB3C3606E7FC
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