Season 11, Episode 12 The Arming of Saudi Arabia

“The Arming of Saudi Arabia” explores the “special military and economic relationship” between the U.S. and the Arab country. Included: the 1981 sale of AWACS planes to the Saudis; the role of oil in the Saudi-U.S. alliance.

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  • Premiered: January 1, 1983
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  • Premise: PBS's primary public-affairs documentary series, `Frontline' focuses on one (usually timely) topic each program. Overseen since its inception by executive producer David Fanning, it has been honored regularly over the years, winning 34 DuPont-Columbia awar… (more)

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