BP Role in 1953 Coup
Stephen Kinzer looks back when BP was called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

Democracy NOW!: As tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the BP oil spill we continue our series on BP. Sixty years ago, BP was called the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

Former New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer looks at the story of the companys role in the 1953 CIA coup against Irans popular progressive Prime Minister Mohamed Mossadegh.