August 18, 1992 |
The battle between foreign correspondent Arthur Kent and NBC News escalated Monday, with Kent donning a safari jacket and handing out leaflets in front of network headquarters in New York and NBC firing back with a press release calling the correspondent's behavior "bizarre and unfortunate." Kent was suspended in the midst of a contract dispute with the network for refusing an assignment to Zagreb, Croatia, to cover U.N. teams inspecting internment camps in nearby Serbia.
August 22, 1992 |
NBC News on Friday fired Arthur Kent, the star of the network's Persian Gulf War coverage and, as recently as six months ago, one of its fastest-rising correspondents. The dismissal marked the culmination of a week of ugly accusations between Kent and the network about the personal integrity of those involved.
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 2, 1992 |
Back on Duty: Arthur Kent, the former NBC foreign correspondent who was fired in the summer in a dispute with the network, is back at work as an independent journalist in Yugoslavia. Kent, whom NBC had said refused to go to the war-torn region, will be reporting on the unrest in the Balkans for the British Broadcasting Corp., the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and the Observer newspaper of London.
April 26, 2008 |
The Canadian reporter known as the "Scud Stud" during the 1991 Gulf War has sued the makers of "Charlie Wilson's War" over footage used in the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts movie. Arthur Kent, whose live NBC reports from Saudi Arabia on Iraq's Scud missile attacks made him a celebrity, claims in a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles this week that filmmakers violated his intellectual property rights. The lawsuit claims Universal Studios and other companies used segments of a 1986 news program Kent made about the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan without his consent.
September 20, 2008 |
The former NBC reporter who became known as the Scud Stud during the first Gulf War has settled a lawsuit against the makers of "Charlie Wilson's War" over footage used in the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts movie. Arthur Kent, whose live reports on Iraq's Scud missile attacks on Saudia Arabia made him a celebrity, claimed in a lawsuit filed last April that Universal Studios and others violated his intellectual property rights by using without his consent segments of a 1986 news program he made about the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan.