Season 12, Episode 8 The Diamond Empire

“The Diamond Empire” explores the “myth” about the gems' scarcity, and the cartel built in South Africa. Included: Ernest Oppenheimer's 1929 appointment to chairman of De Beers Consolidated Mines.

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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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