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Journalist, author and documentary filmmaker Arthur Kent graduated from Carleton University’s School of Journalism in 1975. In a reporting career spanning over 30 years, he has made a specialty of solo assignments in places like Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq, but has also been part of large network news teams. He won back-to-back Emmy Awards for NBC’s 1989 coverage of the Tiananmen Square massacre and the Romanian uprising. During the 1991 Gulf War, Kent reported the first-ever live coverage of missile vs. anti-missile warfare. His experiences in Iraq led him to publish his book, Risk and Redemption: Surviving the Network News Wars.
Kent went on to host CBC’s Man Alive and set up his own production company, Fast Forward Films. His numerous documentaries have won numerous awards and been featured on several major television networks.