Gulf War


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Interviewees discuss the first Gulf War (1990-1991) and its coverage on television.

Highlights
Jeff Fager on producing stories on the Gulf War for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes
Debbie Allen on the episode of A Different World that addressed the Gulf War conflict
Sam Donaldson on how press access changed between the Vietnam and the Gulf Wars
Barbara Eden on touring with Bob Hope's USO tour in the Persian Gulf
Dan Rather on his first interview with Saddam Hussein
Bob Simon on covering the Gulf War; on getting captured, and later released, with his crew
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Debbie Allen

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Debbie Allen on the episode of A Different World that addressed the Gulf War conflict

Peter Arnett

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Peter Arnett on laying the groundwork for CNN's coverage of the Gulf War
Peter Arnett on broadcasting, along with Bernard Shaw and John Holliman, from the Al Rashid Hotel the night of the American bombing of of Baghdad which marked the start of the Gulf War
Peter Arnett on public reaction to his, Bernard Shaw's, and John Holliman's coverage of the bombing of Baghdad from the Al Rashid Hotel
Peter Arnett on using words rather than images to describe the action on the ground in Baghdad the first day of the Gulf War, and on dealing with Iraqi security
Peter Arnett on Iraqi security forces attempting to censor his reports from Baghdad
Peter Arnett on staying behind in Baghdad during the Gulf War after his colleagues from CNN left
Peter Arnett on CNN and Ted Turner resisting pressure from the George H.W. Bush administration to pull Arnett out of Baghdad during the Gulf War
Peter Arnett on reporting on the bombing of a baby milk factory during the Gulf War, and on the growing criticism of his reporting from Baghdad
Peter Arnett on interviewing Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War
Peter Arnett on getting the tapes of his Saddam Hussein interviw back to CNN without censorship from the Iraqi Ministry of Information

Sam Donaldson

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Sam Donaldson on how press access changed between the Vietnam and the Gulf Wars

Barbara Eden

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Barbara Eden on touring with Bob Hope's USO tour in the Persian Gulf

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on producing stories on the Gulf War for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes

Don Hewitt

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Don Hewitt on television's coverage of the Gulf War

Steve Kroft

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Steve Kroft on covering the Gulf War for 60 Minutes 

Dan Rather

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Dan Rather on his first interview with Saddam Hussein

Bob Simon

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Bob Simon on covering the Gulf War; on getting captured, and later released, with his crew
Bob Simon on the basis of Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations that prompted the U.S. and its allies to enter the "War on Terror" in Iraq

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