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“I Knew the Shah” and “I Knew Khomeini”

On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, Al Jazeera is running a special series of programs on Iran.

Rageh Omaar, “I Knew the Shah,” Part 1
(Al Jazeera, 17 January 2009)

Rageh Omaar, “I Knew the Shah,” Part 2
(Al Jazeera, 17 January 2009)

Rageh Omaar, “I Knew Khomeini,” Part 1
(Al Jazeera, 24 January 2009)

Rageh Omaar, “I Knew Khomeini,” Part 2
(Al Jazeera, 24 January 2009)


Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born journalist, formerly of BBC, now working for Al Jazeera.  For a view of contemporary Tehran, see his BBC documentary Rageh inside Iran (2007).   Click here to see other programs on Iran by Al Jazeera.


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