BBC: Tales From The Arab Spring
Airs Sunday at 9PM on AM 820
Sunday, January 08, 2012
The protests started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt where millions took to the streets demanding the overthrow of the president. But why hadn't this happened sooner? Jeremy Bowen provides more first-hand stories from the recent Middle Eastern unrest, focusing on testimonies from Libya, where - in a very different situation from that in Tunisia and Egypt - Colonel Gaddafi was, determined to crush the revolution.