The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil,...

1993, TV Show

A riveting eight-part history of the world oil industry, based on Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer-winning book, focuses on the ways petroleum has significantly shaped the economy and society. It begins with the emergence of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil in the late 19th century, and concludes by surveying `The New Order of Oil' in an age of mounting environmental concerns and regulations. Yergin provides commentary throughout, as do historians, biographers and people in the oil business.

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American Nobel Prize-winner Paul Newman mixes it up with spies when he travels to Stockholm to collect his award in The Prize (1963).

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In a Stockholm night club, Emily (Diane Baker), daughter of a Nobel Prize scientist, attaches herself to boozy American literature laureate Craig (Paul Newman), early in The Prize, 1963, from a novel by Irving Wallace.

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American Nobel prize recipient Craig (Paul Newman) arrives late in Stockholm for ceremonies, received by the chairman (Leo G. Carroll) and his unexpected Swedish minder Inger Lisa (Elke Sommer) in The Prize, 1963.

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Premiered: January 11, 1993, on PBS
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Premise: A riveting eight-part history of the world oil industry, based on Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer-winning book, focuses on the ways petroleum has significantly shaped the economy and society. It begins with the emergence of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil in the late 19th century, and concludes by surveying `The New Order of Oil' in an age of mounting environmental concerns and regulations. Yergin provides commentary throughout, as do historians, biographers and people in the oil business.

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