6.28.2010

The History of the "Oil Cabal" (part 1)

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The "Oil Cabal" came up a few episodes back and reminded me of this great documentary I watched on VHS from my library back in the late 1990's.  It's based on the book The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin.  The film was a 1992 PBS production, but don't hold that against it!  The documentary credits PaineWebber and the David H. Koch Charitable Trust as the main financiers, so click on their names to check out their bios.
There might be a reason why it isn't on DVD and has a very sparse IMDB page.  I found there to be quite a bit of eye opening material in the film.  All eight parts are uploaded to Google Video, however, it's always worth checking your local library to see what they might have on VHS.
Here is Part I (the other parts will be posted on a once a month schedule):


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