I did not see the show. There are reporters who are not imbeded with forces.
It reminds me of the story of the blind men describing the elephant. There is so much of interest and importance no one reporter can possibly give more than a small fraction of the picture.
Here are some links to articles from reporters not with troops. An imbedded reporter also showed som on TV news:
Written by a British reporter :
Our troops forced to assume a new role.
A civilisation torn to pieces
Baghdad, reports Robert Fisk, is a city at war with itself, at the mercy of thieves and gunmen. And, in the city's most important museum, something truly terrible has taken place
13 April 2003
They lie across the floor in tens of thousands of pieces, the priceless antiquities of Iraq's history. The looters had gone from shelf to shelf, systematically pulling down the statues and pots and amphorae of the Assyrians and the Babylonians, the Sumerians, the Medes, the Persians and the Greeks and hurling the on to the concrete.
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And a reporter in Qatar