Bernard Shaw was a CNN reporter in Baghdad at the start of the Gulf War. I think Peter Arnett was with him, IIRC. Like many people, I watched the coverage of the war. When the anti-aircraft batteries started firing as the Americans attacked the city, I think I remember hearing an exchange a bit like this:
Arnett: “We can see tracers lighting up the night sky.”
Shaw: “Do you think we should take cover in the basement?”
Arnett: “Huh? No! This is a great vantage point!”
Shaw: “Yeah… but there’s a lot of shooting going on. Maybe one of us should go to the basement? That way, if this room takes a hit there will be one of us left to tell the story.”
And so on. I’m sure I heard something like this exchange as I watched CNN during the opening hours of the attack. Does anyone else remember it?