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See how the Gulf War began: ’The skies of Baghdad are being illuminated’

See how the Gulf War began: ’The skies of Baghdad are being illuminated’

In 1990, on the brink of the Gulf War, journalists were urged to leave Iraq. CNN stayed and became the first network to live broadcast a war. In this episode of CNN’s Rewind series, hear CNN news anchor Bernard Shaw famously say, “The skies of Baghdad are being illuminated.” And relive the tense moments during the CNN broadcast as journalists hid under beds to stay live on the air, bombs falling on the city around them. #CNN #News

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