Arthur Kent
Canadian politician
Arthur Kent
Arthur Kent is a Canadian television journalist. He rose to international prominence during the 1991 Persian Gulf War during which he acquired the nickname "The Scud Stud". He is the brother of Canada's Minister of the Environment Peter Kent and Alberta jurist Madam Justice C. Adele Kent. Kent was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta to the late Arthur Parker Kent, who worked for Southam Newspaper Group and retired as associated editor of the Calgary Herald.
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Arthur Kent defamation trial hears column in question available for years - CBC.ca
Google News - about 1 year
CBC.ca Arthur Kent defamation trial hears column in question available for years CBC.ca A forensic computer expert says an article at the heart of a defamation lawsuit filed by former television reporter Arthur Kent was readily accessible for years after it was originally published. Kevin Ripa has testified that all it took was a simple ... 'Scud Stud' article available online for years, hears defamation trialCalgary Herald Article at centre of Arthur Kent's defamation trial available online for years ...MetroNews Canada all 61 news articles »
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Green light for Scud Stud Arthur Kent to use civil suit evidence against lawyer
Calgary Sun - about 4 years
Scud Stud Arthur Kent can use evidence obtained in a civil suit in a criminal complaint against his former lawyer, a judge ruled Friday.
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20 Years Down The Road: The Bills, The Giants And The Persian Gulf War - The Post Game
Google News - over 5 years
The man was Arthur Kent, a thirty-seven-year-old Canadian-born television journalist. During the ensuing weeks, Kent's name, and the powerful image of him standing on that hotel rooftop would become inextricably linked to the Persian Gulf War
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Former campaign lawyer in Scud Stud's crosshairs - Canadian Lawyer Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
The “Scud Stud” Arthur Kent has fired a couple of missiles of his own after an unflattering piece by National Post columnist Don Martin that Kent claims derailed his bid for provincial office in Alberta in 2008. And one of the targets in his crosshairs
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Parsippany playwright looks at gay marriage in 'Welcome to Canada!' - Dailyrecord.com
Google News - over 5 years
Sherri Rase of Edison (in white) co stars as Jackie Arthur Kent. Showdates are July 18, at 7:30 pm for Act One, and July 25, at 7:30 pm for Act Two, at Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. / Photo Courtesy of Grace Wessbecher
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Ex-PC hopeful names more Tories in lawsuit - Calgary Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Former Conservative candidate Arthur Kent wants to add the names of four, prominent Tory insiders to his lawsuit claiming party members sabotaged his campaign. The one-time “Scud Stud” will apply next week to have Rod Love, Alan Hallman, Bill Smith and
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The Only End of the World Song You Need to Hear - Popdust
Google News - almost 6 years
“The End of the World” was a heartbreak ballad written by the team of Arthur Kent and and Sylvia Dee, given a lush production job by legendary producer Chet Atkins, credited with having invented the “Nashville sound.” The song was fixed around the
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Now, Can We Please Leave Afghanistan? - Lez Get Real
Google News - almost 6 years
The abridged version, so to speak, was a 2001 special produced for The History Channel by Canadian independent journalist Arthur Kent. Just as our invasion ended, Kent entered Afghanistan from the north, through the Hindu Kush
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ARTS, BRIEFLY; Reporter Settles Suit
NYTimes - over 8 years
Arthur Kent, the Canadian reporter who earned the nickname Scud Stud while reporting on Iraq's Scud missile attacks on Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf war in 1991, has settled a lawsuit against Universal Studios over the movie ''Charlie Wilson's War,'' The Associated Press reported. Terms of the settlement were not released. The suit, filed in
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PUBLIC LIVES; Like the BBC Without Accents, or 'NPR on Drugs'
NYTimes - about 15 years
TALK about déjà vu. In the early 1980's, the hostage crisis in Iran propelled Ted Koppel and ''Nightline'' to considerably more than 15 minutes of fame. Then in the early 1990's, the gulf war gave the CNN correspondent Arthur Kent, a k a the Scud Stud, a briefly flaring prominence. Now, out of the attack on the World Trade Center and the war in
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At MSNBC, a Young Anchor for Younger Viewers
NYTimes - over 15 years
Just a few years ago, Ashleigh Banfield was a local news anchor in Dallas who sometimes moonlighted as a singer for a rhythm-and-blues band called Tommy Hyatt and the Haywires. Last week, she was reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan, as the lead overseas war anchor for MSNBC, as she has been doing for the last month. While doing so, she has become
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Sept. 30-Oct.6; No Autographs, Please
NYTimes - over 15 years
War has a way of making television stars. (Remember the Scud Stud, Arthur Kent of NBC News, during the Persian Gulf war?). This time, the star is electronic. You might know the video phone by its defining features: poor sound, several seconds' delay between an anchor's question and a correspondent's answer, and a picture that often freezes while
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TV NOTES; Hairy-Chested History
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Some say the History Channel ought to be called the War Channel, or perhaps the Murder-and-Mayhem Channel, because of its fondness for programs about war, the military, fighter planes, guns, secret police forces, dastardly crimes and prisons. ''We are so far from that,'' protested Abbe Raven, the network's senior vice president for programming.
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TV NOTES; Branching Out To Burial Sites
NYTimes - about 18 years
In a combination of what one Fox executive called ''Fox hype and Discovery Channel content,'' the Fox network will broadcast the live excavation of several previously unopened Egyptian tombs in a two-hour program on March 2. The network announced the deal yesterday, predicting everything from the possible discovery of a mummy to an expedition to an
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TELEVISION REVIEW; A Couple in Love Amid Iraq's Hardships
NYTimes - over 18 years
Tonight's return to Iraq of Arthur Kent, who covered the Persian Gulf war, is largely given, as the program's title reveals, to ''A Wedding in Basra.'' It's a colorful if not especially revealing look at a young couple, Sahar and Ali, and their extended family, celebrating a love match in a country where there is not much to celebrate, particularly
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PUBLIC LIVES
NYTimes - over 18 years
Quality TV News? Not to Scud Man ARTHUR KENT, whose leather-jacket looks and moment-by-moment coverage of Iraqi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia in 1991 won him the nickname ''Scud Stud,'' was in front of a television camera yesterday as President Clinton announced cruise missile strikes on suspected terrorist camps in Afghanistan. This time, Mr.
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PBS Works on Morning Foreign News
NYTimes - about 19 years
Serious news watchers regularly lament the decreasing coverage of international affairs on television news programs. And public television station managers often ask why PBS has no regular newscast, aside from the analytically oriented ''News Hour With Jim Lehrer.'' To address both complaints, and take advantage of a modest increase in the number
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Paid Notice: Deaths KENT, ARTHUR
NYTimes - about 20 years
KENT - Arthur. Our Council mourns the passing on February 9 of longtime former president of Local 11 of the National Assoc. of Broadcast Technicians and member of our executive board for many years. His involvement with the trade union movement and the broadcasting industry began with the Voice of America during WWII. He later worked on such top
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TELEVISION;Five Years Later, The Gulf War Story Is Still Being Told
NYTimes - almost 21 years
EXPLOSIONS AND THE ACRID smell of war still haunt the CNN anchor Bernard Shaw. Baghdad, once Bob Simon's dreaded prison, is now familiar turf for him as a CBS correspondent. And after virtually vanishing from American television screens, Arthur Kent, formerly of NBC, is now reporting for CNN. Five years after the end of the Persian Gulf war, the
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Whose Body Is It? Not Always One's Own
NYTimes - over 22 years
The story dramatized in "Against Her Will: The Carrie Buck Story" is about the woman chosen as the test case for a 1927 Supreme Court ruling that legalized the compulsory sterilization of "mentally deficient" women. Being telecast on Lifetime tonight, the film is in many ways a standard television movie: issues are spelled out laboriously, emotions
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Arthur Kent
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 54
    On September 19, 2008, Kent announced that he had reached a settlement with the film's producers and distributors, and that he was "very pleased" with the terms of the settlement, which remain confidential.
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    In 2008, Kent sued the makers of the film Charlie Wilson's War claiming that the movie used material Kent produced in the 1980s without permission.
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    In the March 3, 2008 election he lost to incumbent Dave Taylor.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    In November 2007, Kent was chosen by local party members as the Progressive Conservative candidate for the Alberta provincial riding of Calgary Currie.
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    In 2007 Kent launched Sky Reporter, an outlet for new & archived documentaries and short films.
    More Details Hide Details Composed of 1-2 minute pieces from Afghanistan, London, Bosnia, Iraq, and other places, Sky Reporter features Kent's independent reportage and commentary direct from the field.
  • FORTIES
  • 2001
    Age 47
    First broadcast by PBS in June 2001, an updated version received extensive broadcast on PBS affiliates and on CBC following the September 11 attacks.
    More Details Hide Details It received the Gold WorldMedal at the New York festivals, and a Golden Eagle award from CINE.
  • 1994
    Age 40
    He subsequently sued NBC for breach of contract, fraud, and defamation, a case that was settled in March 1994.
    More Details Hide Details Under the terms of the agreement, NBC paid Kent an undisclosed amount, and retracted prior statements about Kent and the dispute. Kent also won the right to publish testimony and evidence from the discovery phase of the suit in his book, Risk and Redemption: Surviving The Network News Wars. He subsequently returned to Canada to host CBC Television's Man Alive. He also established his own film company, Fast Forward Films, in Britain. Kent also has been working for BBC, The Observer and Maclean's for over twenty years. He has also hosted many History Channel shows such as History's Mysteries. One of his most notable documentaries is Afghanistan: Captives of the Warlords, shot secretly using a hidden camera. It shows life in Afghanistan under the repressive Taliban, contrasted against life under the much more lenient Northern Alliance.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 38
    After a contract dispute with NBC, he was fired in August 1992.
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  • 1989
    Age 35
    He worked at NBC as a foreign correspondent and host of Dateline NBC from 1989 to 1992.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on December 27, 1953.
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