Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast: Hilary Brown on new memoir ‘War Tourist’

Hilary Brown knew she wanted to be a foreign correspondent when there were no women on the job. She ended up becoming the first female foreign correspondent for ABC News, reporting from trouble-spots around the globe from the early 1970s onward for more than 35 years, filing from every continent except Antarctica…from Vietnam – where she was one of the last journalists to be lifted by helicopter from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon – to Sarajevo, Baghdad, Jerusalem, and eventually the CBC Toronto anchor desk.

We welcome Hilary Brown to this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast to talk about her new memoir War Tourist, which documents a well-lived life as well as some of the baggage that comes with a lifetime of covering conflict.


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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessenhttps://broadcastdialogue.com
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email - corrections@broadcastdialogue.com

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