Deadlines on the Battlefield

Saturday, February 25 at 3 p.m. ET
Sunday, February 26 at 9 p.m. ET

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but no one ever said they tell you everything.

In this dramatic episode of "War Stories with Oliver North," we take you inside the history of war reporting. The reporters, producers, and photographers that cover conflict endure a job that is never easy and always dangerous. Being the public's witness on the front lines often means being in the line of fire.

With riveting footage and photographs seared into history, you'll hear the stories from the people who were there. You'll listen to the sound of a World War II amphibious landing. You'll meet Pulitzer Prize winners Eddie Adams and Nick Ut whose cameras recorded two of the most famous images of the Vietnam War. And you will hear from one of the subjects of those pictures: A young girl whose life was permanently altered by a napalm bomb and the photographer who rescued her.

Plus, News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch shares the story of how his father went up against a British general to save the lives of his Australian countrymen in the trenches of WWI.

You'll also meet a rare breed in war reporting, the female war correspondent. Marie Colvin recounts how she "crossed the line" as a reporter in order to save 1,500 women and children in East Timor from certain death as the United Nations pulled out of the area during a civil war.

Staff for this episode:

Executive Producer: Pamela K. Browne

Produced and Written by: Martin Hinton & Jason M. Kopp

Associate Producer: Michael Weiss

Editor: Scott Biederman

Designer: Yong Kim

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