#309: This Cookie Does Anything But Crumble

Hear this history-making adventure of a lifetime.

What do you get when you hire a former model and the ex-wife of a Colombian drug cartel kingpin to run your CBS/60 Minutes field office in Managua, Nicaragua during the civil war in the โ€˜80s?

A never-ending party and one hell of a story, thatโ€™s what you get.

All pretty good for someone without any journalism experience.

Journalista is here to reveal the fascinating and little-known story of Courtney "Cookie" Hood. A spitfire in her own right, Cookie fearlessly uncovered one of the biggest scandals in American history, the Iran-Contra affair.

A caucasian woman looking straight ahead with big, stylish, cat-eye sunglasses on. The glasses reflect a photograph of a Nicaraguan soldier and a woman who is drinking out of a canteen.

In a groundbreaking report, Cookie broke through the walls of secrecy and shook the Reagan presidency, changing the American โ€“ and global โ€“ political landscape in ways even she couldnโ€™t anticipate.

The take-no-prisoners legacy she established in the newsroom follows Cookie to Journalista where she runs through the ins and outs of the Nica life in the โ€˜80s, touching on the greatest hits of U.S.-backed governments throughout Central and South America.

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 wasnโ€™t about to apologize for any of it.

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