A prime-time special report during his three-week experience as an embedded journalist in Iraq
"Nightline"'s Ted Koppel stands out among the reporters who covered the war, setting his reporting against his experiences covering Vietnam, Gulf War I, Somalia and Kosovo. Koppel never shied away from the reality of bodies and prisoners, even disagreeing on air with ABC’s Charles Gibson about the reasons for showing the grimmest results of the military operation. "Tip of the Spear" is the essence of great journalism, for its perspective and editing as much as for Koppel’s live reporting from the front.
Ted Koppel, correspondent, anchor and managing editor; Alex Bruckner, camera: Francesca Neidhart, audio; Paul Kaltenbach, engineer; Leroy Sievers, Rudy Bednar, Tom Bettag, executive producers.