Movies: Dying To Tell The Story

A gutsy--and galling--investigative journalist upsets Dublin's drug lords in Veronica Guerin

Somewhere inside each journalist live two characters, a crusader and a gossip. They want to know the story, and they have to tell it--because it's important and because it's such great dish. Often these impulses result in nothing more elevated than a refried handout or a disposable movie review. But some newspeople risk more than their self-esteem to keep the public informed. At least a dozen reporters have been killed covering the current Iraq engagement; 148 have died in Russia of unnatural causes since 1992. And usually these deaths go largely unmourned, sadly unnoticed.

The life, death and legacy of Veronica...

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