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Media coverage of the Gulf War

Unlike any conflict before, the Gulf War of 1991 played out in a brave new world of biological warfare. A round-the-clock television audience was captivated by the flying missiles that lit up the night sky. Canadian troops, sent abroad for combat for the first time since the Korean War joined the Allied forces to fight Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. On the surface, the occupation ended swiftly and decisively as the Iraqi forces retreated. But as was evident over the next decade, the problems remained unresolved.

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"This was the first war that came with a kick-off time," says Geoff Pevere about the vociferous war coverage.

Medium: Radio
Program: Prime Time
Broadcast Date: Jan. 21, 1991
Guest(s):
Host: Geoff Pevere
Duration: 5:23

Last updated: December 28, 2012

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