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Most reporters remember their first big assignment. For Sanjay Gupta, it's hard to forget: he started in the CNN newsroom just weeks before 9/11, and got his first taste of reporting at Ground Zero.
Since then, he's become one of the network's most recognizable and trusted faces. But Sanjay's not just a reporter - he's also a well respected neurosurgeon and professor of medicine. Greatness runs in the Gupta family; Sanjay's mom, who emigrated from India, was the first female engineer with the Ford Motor Company. Sanjay was accepted to medical school at 16, and after 10 years of operating on people's spines and brains, took a fellowship in the White House, where he wrote speeches for Hillary Clinton.
And today he seesaws between the role of doctor and reporter - sometimes he's both, at the same time. In 2003, he embedded with a U.S. Navy medical unit in Iraq, filing stories and performing brain surgery.
His reportage has inspired both criticism and valuable debate: when is it okay for journalists to become participants in their stories? Now CNN's chief medical correspondent has written his first novel. 'Monday Mornings' offers a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on inside a hospital, at the meetings that patients - and the public - aren't invited to.