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Person of The Week (King Fahd) #130207

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 10, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) King Fahd, ruler of Saudi Arabia, who had to decide to ask for outside help from US, profiled; scenes shown. [King FAHD - (thru translator) comments on what happened after Iraqi forces overran Kuwait; says Saudi Arabia asked for participation of sister Arab forces and other friends.] [Former United States ambassador Herman EILTS - says this was a hard decision for King Fahd.] History of Saudi Arabia since the 1920s reviewed; historical scenes and photos shown of King Saud, father of 45 sons, including King Fahd, who succeeded his half-brother King Khalid in 1982. ["House of Saud" author Sandra MACKEY - says Fahd is first king to break with Bedouin traditions.] King Fahd's education and oil policies noted. [EXPERT - talks about Fahd's economic policies and political rule.] [King FAHD - (thru translator) continues speech.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:04:40

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