The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power (1992)

PBS 1992 | PG-13 | Documentary | TV Mini-Series | Parts 1-8

The Prize: 
The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
TV Series Documentary based from a book by Daniel Yergin

The Prize was the basis for a eight-hour documentary television series titled The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power, narrated by Donald Sutherland and broadcast by PBS in 1992–1993. The series is said to have been seen by 20 million people in the United States.

This exciting and entertaining eight-part series, based on Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, captures the panoramic history of the biggest industry in the world. Shot on location in Azerbaijan, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States, the series features fascinating characters, archival footage, and interviews with the people who shaped the oil industry. Yergin appears on camera throughout the series to discuss oil's impact on politics, economics, and the environment.


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