Arthur Kent covered the 1991 Gulf War for NBC News and The Observer. In 1992, he reported from Baghdad and Basra, and returned to the south of the country in 1998 to produce the PBS documentary A Wedding In Basra. He returned in the opening weeks of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq to produce Back to Basra: After Saddam for The History Channel.
Kent was one of the few broadcast news figures in the United States to report and commentate vigorously against the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq – as the record shows.
Read some samples
Arthur Kent filmed his first documentary in Afghanistan in 1980. Since then he has reported regularly from the region for networks including PBS, the CBC, NBC News, BBC News, Global TV, and The History Channel; and for publications including The Observer, the Toronto Star, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Calgary Herald and Maclean’s magazine.Here’s a sample of his reporting and commentary over the years.