Well this is certainly unexpected news. The whole wiki-leaks ordeal has produced an interesting nugget of information. Documents leaked from the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia detail how reruns of “Friends“, “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Desperate Housewives” are dissuading Saudi Arabian youth from joining Jihad. In fact, the American TV shows airing there are doing more to help Saudi’s sympathise with Americans then the American / Saudi network Rotana that airs American and Saudi political information.
American music is already hugely popular there with youth, including Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry and Eminem.