One year after the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, a two-hour FRONTLINEdocumentary investigates the rise and rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia (MBS). Correspondent Martin Smith, who has covered the Middle East for FRONTLINE for 20 years, examines the crown prince’s vision for the future, his handling of dissent, his relationship with the United States — and his ties to Khashoggi’s killing.
Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, FRONTLINE talked to Coll about Khashoggi’s relationship to the Muslim Brotherhood and Osama bin Laden, his dreams of a free press and democracy in Saudi Arabia, and the legacy he leaves behind.
Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Abrams Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Park Foundation; and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation, and additional support from Koo and Patricia Yuen.