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Who decides what's news? And how do they decide? Are foreign correspondents allowed to tell all that they see? This production focuses on several journalists working in Nicaragua during the negotiations surrounding the Arias Peace Plan in November 1987. It examines how the news business works, revealing the inevitable distortions that become part of the process. ABC TV's Peter Jennings and John Quinones; Newsweek, photographer Bill Gentile; The Boston Globe's Randolph Ryan; Edith Coron; reporter for the Paris newspaper, Libération; and John Snow, correspondent for Britain's ITN TV News.

1988, 58 min 46 s