Sunday, August 22, 2010
Haykal Show on Aljazeera
I take it back. Kamal Khalaf At-Tawil was right when he kept insisting to me that the Haykal show on Aljazeera is wroth watching. I started early on and he was too far back in history for me to be interested and i mocked the show. I have been critical of Haykal's political roles, especially as a close adviser to Answar Sadat who helped the latter in consolidating his power (before Sadat got rid of him), but I have been watching recent episodes and they are great TV. Haykal comes to the show extremely prepared and he is most articulate with a large reservoir of anecdotes and Arabic poetry. He speaks in full sentences and full paragraphs. I saw the one about the Egyptian ban on Radio Palestine after Nasser accepted the Rogers Plan. And it was quite interesting.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:58 AM