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Afghanistan War / Reporters' Complaints #655195

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Statement from Central Command General Tommy Franks about telling the truth to reporters about the war in Afghanistan noted.

(Los Angeles: Frank Buckley) The "invisible war" in Afghanistan that excludes reporters examined; scenes shown from Defense Department video, including plane gun camera video. [October 22, Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says old models for press coverage will not work for this war.] ["Baltimore Sun" military affairs correspondent Tom BOWMAN, broadcasting legend Walter CRONKITE - express frustration over access for journalists.] [Former "Newsday" senior correspondent Patrick SLOYAN - says the government extended false perceptions about the Persian Gulf war.] [Knight Ridder newspapers Washington editor Clark HOYT - suggests there could be better debriefings to the press.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with former CNN reporter Peter Arnett about journalism in the Afghan war. [ARNETT - explains for whom he will soon be covering Afghanistan; says we won't have pictures from the field in Afghanistan; indicates the war is being fought by Americans who will not be remembered because only the generals get press coverage; recounts his Persian Gulf war interview with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.]

Brown, Aaron;
Buckley, Frank

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