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The Shah

Clip: Season 34 Episode 5 | 1m

Mohammad Reza Pahlav, the last Shah of Iran consolidated power after a CIA-backed coup in 1953 overthrew Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

Aired: 11/14/22

Rating: NR

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