January 11, 2008 |
The "Scud Stud" is giving up journalism for politics. Arthur Kent, a Canadian whose live NBC reports on Iraq's Scud missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the 1991 Gulf War made him a celebrity, is running for a legislative seat in his home province of Alberta. Intense and handsome, Kent stood on a rooftop to tell about Iraqi missiles falling on Dharan, Saudi Arabia. He wore a leather jacket and was soon dubbed "the Scud Stud" in the media. Kent, 54, left NBC in a contract dispute in 1992.
December 20, 2002 |
The present never escapes the past. Flashback to the U.S. versus Saddam Hussein Part 1, when it was another nerve-jangling night on the media's Persian Gulf War beat as falling missiles sent edgy TV reporters scrambling in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It was a night when NBC correspondent Arthur Kent sprang into action there while readying a war update for halftime of his network's Raiders-Bills AFC championship telecast.
March 17, 1994 |
Former NBC News correspondent Arthur Kent, who filed suit against the network after he was fired in 1992 for allegedly refusing an assignment to cover a war zone, said Wednesday he had agreed to an out-of-court settlement that provides him money and something he considered more important: his reputation. NBC released a statement acknowledging that Kent had not been released because he refused to travel to the former Yugoslavia, as executives had maintained at the time.
May 4, 1993 |
Screening: Former NBC News correspondent Arthur Kent will screen his award-winning short documentary "A View of Bosnia" tonight at 7:30 at the new Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd. Kent, who has sued NBC for firing him a year ago amid disagreements over assignments in the Yugoslav war, will also take questions from the audience. Tickets are $20. Information: (310) 553-9036.
March 10, 1993 |
If anyone is surprised at how low NBC News has plummeted in the wake of the "Dateline NBC" crash-rigging scandal, prompting the resignation of news division president Michael Gartner, just remember . . . Arthur Kent told you so. Gartner is "an insect," says the 39-year-old Kent, still angry at the company that hired him as a full-time foreign correspondent in 1988, then fired him in 1992 in a messy incident that made headlines.
October 30, 1992 |
Former NBC foreign correspondent Arthur Kent, who was fired last Aug. 21, filed a $25-million lawsuit in U.S. District Court here Thursday alleging that NBC blackened his reputation by accusing him of cowardice. Kent, who is currently in Bosnia doing reports on the Yugoslavian civil war for the British Broadcasting Corp., the Canadian Broadcasting Corp.