The Arab World

Bill Moyers investigates the cultural, historical and political heritage of the Arab world in five half-hour conversations with leading writers, thinkers and experts, including economist Charles Issawi, Columbia University scholar Dr. Edward Said, former US Senator James Abourezk and Jack Shaheen, author of The TV Arab. (1991)

  • April 1, 1991 | The Arab World
    Bill Moyers meets with a panel of experts on Arab culture and affairs to discuss the diverse heritage and history of its people.
  • April 2, 1991 | The Arab World
    Bill Moyers presents the long history of the Arab world, from the time of the pharaohs through Western colonization.
  • April 3, 1991 | The Arab World
    BIll Moyers and experts discuss the Islamic faith, and how it influences the daily lives of its practitioners.
  • April 4, 1991 | The Arab World
    Billl Moyers turns his focus on the long and proud cultural traditions of the Arab region. A group of experts discuss a range of topics from myth and literature to the place of women in Islamic culture.
  • April 5, 1991 | The Arab World
    Bill Moyers talks with scholar and economist Charles Issawi about the sources of Arab resentment toward the West and the possibility of better relations in the future.