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This Year’s Ramadan TV Hit in Iran: Reza Shah Pahlavi
WSJ ^ | July 30, 2013 | Farnaz Fassihi

Posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT by nuconvert

In Iran, like the rest of the Middle East, nightly soap operas have become a popular ritual for the month of Ramadan. The idea is that those who fast from dawn to dusk might be too exhausted for late night outings and appreciate some home entertainment.

Iran’s state-owned broadcast company spends a lavish budget each year commissioning famous actors and directors to produce several Ramadan specials for each of its channels. These soap operas compete for viewers offering everything from family dramas to love stories and comedy.

But it turns out that this year’s surprise Ramadan hit is not a soap opera. It’s a documentary lionizing Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and father of the deposed shah, depicting him as a great nationalist and visionary.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; israel; pahlavi; ramadan; ramadansoapopera; ramadantv; ramadantvspecial; rezashah; russia; shah; syria; tv; waronterror

1 posted on 08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: AdmSmith; Valin; Army Air Corps; Pan_Yans Wife

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2 posted on 08/03/2013 8:13:09 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
Have you ever noticed how Obama takes even more vacation during the evil month of Ramadan? Romulans can't be trusted.
3 posted on 08/03/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: nuconvert

Kinda freaky.


4 posted on 08/03/2013 9:10:37 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nuconvert.
It’s a documentary lionizing Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and father of the deposed shah, depicting him as a great nationalist and visionary.

5 posted on 08/03/2013 10:04:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: nuconvert

It’s almost as if a capitalist, freedom-loving 200+ year old Republic were to elect a statist, Marxist, proto-Muslim to the highest office in the land. Sounds pretty far-fetched to me, though.


6 posted on 08/04/2013 12:37:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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