American Experience

Hilary Brown

Clip: Season 34 Episode 5 | 48s

Hilary Brown was the first female foreign correspondent at ABC News. Her coverage included first-hand reports on the fall of Saigon, the Rwandan genocide, and the Iranian Revolution.

Aired: 11/14/22

Rating: NR

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