April 1, 2003 |
NBC News has shown the world that it can take out a target in Baghdad with the same precision as a B-2 bomber. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Peter Arnett woke up Monday to a flaming pink slip from NBC News President Neal Shapiro. This was followed by a bunker buster from his other employer, National Geographic, terminating him immediately. What sin by Arnett warranted such swift retribution?
April 1, 2003 |
In a fast-paced day of media cross-fire over how reporters are covering the war, Peter Arnett was fired by NBC for an interview he gave to Iraqi state television, and a correspondent for a rival network, Fox News' Geraldo Rivera, found himself under Pentagon scrutiny for a report in which he was shown drawing troop positions in the sand.
March 31, 2003 |
Correspondent Peter Arnett, who is reporting from Baghdad on the U.S.-led bombing for NBC News and cable TV's National Geographic Explorer, gave an interview to Iraqi state television Sunday in which he said his reports from the city are helpful to the U.S. antiwar movement and praised Iraq's treatment of foreign reporters.
March 20, 2003 |
Peter Arnett's decision to stay in Baghdad, despite the apparent risk, helped net NBC a jump on the competition Wednesday in the opening salvos of the U.S.-led attack. Otherwise, CBS' decision to pull correspondent Lara Logan and her three crew members from Baghdad on Wednesday, and CNN's decision to stay in the capital city, made little difference in TV's coverage of the attack.
February 21, 2003 |
Peter Arnett, whose Baghdad reporting during the 1991 Gulf War helped put CNN on the map, will have a new outlet if there's another war in Iraq: CNN rival MSNBC. The veteran foreign correspondent, who left CNN under the cloud of a retracted documentary he anchored, was named Baghdad correspondent for "National Geographic Explorer," a series that airs Sunday nights. As part of the deal, Arnett will also provide live reports from Baghdad for MSNBC, "as we need him," said an MSNBC spokesman.
November 21, 2001 |
Brooks Testifies in Price-Fixing Trial Diana D. Brooks, the former chief executive of Sotheby's auction house, described herself Tuesday as a reluctant participant in a price-fixing scheme with rival Christie's, saying, "I was nervous about it, but I agreed to do it willingly." In her second day testifying at the New York City trial of her former boss, A.