Frontline: In Search of Bin Laden

Call Number
350-4-7:8/1

General information

Call No.:
350-4-7:8/1
Part of series
HU OSA 350-4-7 Records of the International Monitor Institute: Middle East: Other
Located at
BetaSP NTSC #8 / No. 1
Digital ver. identifier
HU_OSA_00010003
Date of air
2001-09-13
Date of production
2001
Date
2001
Level
Item
Primary Type
Moving image
Language
English
Duration
55 min.
Notes
"The Terrorist and the Superpower" can be found at FA container #7.

Content

Form/Genre
Documentary film
Contents Summary
This documentary is the updated version of the Frontline 1999 documentary “The Terrorist and the Superpower.” This time it investigates Osama bin Laden in order to find out whether the bombings were the work of an individual terrorist, or whether they represented the roots of an even deeper hatred toward the United States. It features a new introduction by journalist Bill Moyers, who discusses the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. “In Search of bin Laden” provides background and insight into bin Laden's life and motives, from his formative experience in the Afghan jihad against the Soviets, to the 1998 bombings of two United States embassies in Africa and his statements and fatwas calling for the murder of Americans. This updated version features information on bin Laden's believed role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, an interview with Times reporter Judith Miller, and a new interview with former State Department counterterrorism official Larry Johnson.

Context

Associated Names
Bergman, Lowell (Reporter, Creator/Author)
Lyman, Will (Narrator)
Smith, Martin (Director, Producer, Creator/Author)
Rain Media (Producer)
The New York Times (Producer)
PBS (Producer)
WGBH Educational Foundation (Copyright holder)