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Title
Barbara Newman interview, 1989 May
Creator
Newman, Barbara, 1939-
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1989-05
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Barbara and Connie begin the interview discussing how Barbara became involved in reporting on the Lebanese Civil War. In particular, Barbara talks about what drew her to reporting on Bashir Jumayyil and the role he played in Lebanese Civil War. For the majority of the interview, Barbara discusses a number of the different experiences she had and people she met and worked with while covering the conflict. For example, Barbara talks about the importance of forming alliances with people to secure safe passage, conduct interviews, and complete stories. Some of the other topics Barbara and Connie discuss range from Bashir’s larger than life persona to Bashir’s belief that the Lebanese people should be loyal not to their particular sect (Druze, Christian, Muslim) but to Lebanon and Lebanese culture. Connie and Barbara end the interview talking about Bashir's legacy and the “holes” in the American public’s and policy-maker’s understanding of the Middle East.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:27:47
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1493
Language
English
Subject
Jumayyil, Bashīr, 1947-1982
Newman, Barbara, 1939-
Presidents - Lebanon - Biography
Women journalists - United States - Biography
Television journalists - United States - Biography
Lebanon - Politics and government - 1975-1990
Time Period
1975-1990
Twentieth-century
Place
Levant
Lebanon
Syria
Middle East
Source
U-matic tape
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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