|About the Book|
On August 23, 1990, CNN Executive Producer Robert Wiener landed at Saddam International Airport. Wieners job was to orchestrate the networks coverage of the Gulf War from the Iraqi capital of Baghdad-a herculean task that involved everything from negotiating with difficult Iraqi officials to gathering news to lifting spirits (including those that come in bottles). All in a days work for CNNs executive producer in Baghdad. But, in fact, nothing in Wieners extraordinary career-not even stints in Vietnam or in Romania during the revolution-could prepare him for what was to come...... Live from Baghdad is the fast-paced story of Wieners adven-tures in Iraq and a suspenseful, no-holds-barred inside look at how the media covered a simmering crisis.