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Special (Arabs and Oil Money) #493585

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1977
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(Studio) Special report on effects of oil money in Arab lands.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(No location given) Report on changes brought by oil money; older tribesmen don't like it because it breaks up family unity and urbanizes nomads. New working class is of immigrants from Pakistan and Yemen. Islam forbids alcohol and premarital mixing, but Arab men can taste such lifestyle on Bahrain, tolerant island in Arabian Gulf. Drugs and alcoholism, almost unknown 10 years ago, are now problems. New mental hospital in Kuwait is evidence of human toll fast change has taken. Even pilgrimage to Mecca has become noisy outing, with traffic jams. People of Arabia are beneficiaries and victims of all money can buy.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Brinkley, David;
Utley, Garrick

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