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Algerian Diary: Frank Kearns & the "Impossible Assignment" for CBS News

by Gerald Davis,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 28, 2016

In the summer of 1957, as CBS-TV news reporter Frank Kearns and cameraman Yousef (Joe) Masraff were about to enter the mountains of eastern Algeria to join rebels fighting for independence from France — without passports, visas or permission from the French government — their driver declared, "You will never return; you will die in Algeria."


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