I moved to Washington DC in 1973 to kick around for a few weeks until I decided on a real career. I ended up riding a classic BMW R50/2 for ABC News during Watergate.
Carrying that news film was the beginning of a 40-year career that has included producing Emmy Award-winning television news, writing everything from magazine articles to standup comedy and developing many of the earliest forms of online media.
After producing stories in Beirut, Hong Kong, El Salvador and all 50 states, I still live right outside Washington, DC because my wife and my dog simply refuse to live anywhere else.
The question is, how many mistakes can you make in a war zone and remain alive? Veteran network television producer Terry Irving--winner of 4 Emmys--tells the truth about how he covered War in Beirut.
Covering the news is easy.
Staying alive when you clearly have no idea what you're doing is HARD.
With personal photos and links to YouTube videos.
"The End of History" was how the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union was described. I was there-on the EASTERN side of the Wall--and, trust me, it was very different than you may have been told. Finally, here is the truth of that day through the perspective of a journalist with decades of experience (and no sleep.) With pictures and a link to the Video of the Historic Occasion.
Rick Putnam is racing for his life. A Vietnam veteran riding a motorcycle for a national news network, he's picked up something too hot to handle. So hot that a reporter and a camera crew has already been killed and a rogue CIA kill squad is on his tail. Stick with this charismatic character as he fights his way all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania in his battle for the truth.