POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 17, Episode 3 War Feels like War
First Aired: July 6, 2004
“War Feels like War” follows journalists who weren't “embedded” (they're called “unilaterals”) as they covered the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, and reflected on it and their jobs. What they saw ranged from what ABC Radio's PJ O'Rourke calls the “garden-variety chaos” attending the distribution of food aid in southern Iraq to a constant stream of skirmishes---and the consequences of it lying in streets and in hospital beds---as they headed north to Baghdad and Tikrit. Other journalists include Chicago Tribune photographer Stephanie Sinclair, as well as reporters from Poland, Norway, Denmark and Spain.