Journalista

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Journalista

5.0/5

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The untold tale of the woman who broke one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history. The true story of Courtney “Cookie” Hood, former model and ex-wife of a Colombian drug cartel kingpin, hired to manage the CBS/60 Minutes field office in Managua, Nicaragua during the civil war in the ‘80s.  What starts as another big party for her, ends up being the history making adventure of a lifetime, blowing the lid off the Iran-Contra scandal and almost taking down the Reagan presidency. Award winning filmmaker, Steven Esteb, takes us into the dangerous and improbable lives of Cookie and her tea...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Aug 7, 2023

"Journalista is here to reveal the fascinating and little-known story of Courtney "Cookie" Hood. Host Steven Esteb brings the drama and weaves a solidly entertaining 9-episode narrative about a half-American, half-Nicaraguan party girl from New Orleans who embraced being the story while breaking the glass ceiling along with a few big stories and wasn’t about to apologize for any of it."

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