Program
A Wedding in Basra
Producing Organization
WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
Detroit Public Television
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-6t0gt5gf5g
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Description
Program Description
"Foreshadowing the current crisis in Iraq, A Wedding in Basra takes reporter Arthur Kent back to the Persian Gulf region to learn what life is like for average Iraqi citizens living under a dictatorial regime, United Nations economic sanctions, and the constant threat of War. The story of two young lovers, Ali and Sabar, provides the backdrop for a thorough examination of the successes and failures of U.S. policy towards Iraq. "Broadcast in November 1998, A Wedding in Basra was the first report on U.S. television detailing Sadaam Hussein's oil smuggling in violation of U.N. sanctions, including an on-camera acknowledgement and endorsement of sanctions-busting by Iraq's Ambassador to the U.N. A Wedding in Basra is arguably the only in-depth television report to have presented the human face of the Iraqi populace and suggest their importance as an ally to the United States. This documentary illustrates the fear, determination, and above all, hope of a people caught in the crossfire of international politics."--1998 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1998-11-13
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:48.892
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Credits
Producing Organization: WTVS-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
Producing Organization: Detroit Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-7497b553362 (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
Duration: 0:56:46
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Citations
Chicago: “A Wedding in Basra,” 1998-11-13, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6t0gt5gf5g.
MLA: “A Wedding in Basra.” 1998-11-13. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6t0gt5gf5g>.
APA: A Wedding in Basra. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6t0gt5gf5g