Say I bought a hi-def camera, like maybe whatever is better than a GL-2.
Say I got my passport.
Could I go to Afghanistan, and go to an Army base, and say, “Hey, I’m from the County News and Reporter, outta Mayberry or Petticoat Junction, and I would like to be attached to a platoon and go into the bush.”?
(I understand they may want to “censor” my videos, but that is not the point.)
Who do I sell the footage to? Is there like an AP/Knight Ridder “Buyer”, sitting around like old Jameson at the Daily, buying or negotiating for newsworthy material?
If I were to eat chow with the soldiers, could I put it on my Discover? (I’m serious, I wouldn’t want to be walking around with American dollars.)
Is there a “Press Corps” kinda thing where all ther reporters hang out and lock their scopes on some Network Babe whom was in town to film the latest-uprising, before jetting back to roddy old New York?
I read We Were Soldiers Once and Young a few times, and I think j Galloway had a pretty exciting job.
I mean. somebody is doing it. I see it on the T&V.