Experiences in Covering the Persian Gulf War

Prior to Mr. Arnett’s speech, the Distinguished ASNE Writing Awards were presented to five journalists in the following… read more

Prior to Mr. Arnett’s speech, the Distinguished ASNE Writing Awards were presented to five journalists in the following categories: short news writing, best deadline writing, best commentary column, non-deadline writing, and best editorial writing. Mr. Arnett talked about his experience as a reporter having covered 17 different wars. He was a window for the world, relaying the events of the Persian Gulf war. He likened CNN’s coverage to that of the Spanish-American war, with all the difficulties of trying to transmit the information back to the “home office.” He told a story about how he had smuggled his $100,000 expense funds into Iraq by sewing the money into the lining of a leather coat. Mr. Arnett talked about the dynamics of trying to get out information without it being censored. He said his censors were not skilled military censors. Iraq’s main tactic was to deny him access to information. close

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Experiences in Covering the Persian Gulf War

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Program ID:
17535-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 13, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 13, 1991 | 12:35am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 1991 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 1991 | 2:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 1991 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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