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iHeartPodcasts Unveils Podcast Series About Key Iran-Contra Figure

iHeartPodcasts is debuting a nine-part podcast series titled, “Journalista,” the true story of Courtney “Cookie” Hood, a former model and the ex-wife of a Colombian drug cartel kingpin, who was hired to manage the CBS field office in Nicaragua during the civil war in the 1980s. “What starts as another big party for her, ends up beingim the history making adventure of a lifetime, blowing the lid off the Iran-Contra scandal and almost taking down the Reagan presidency.”  Former New York Times bureau chief Stephen Kinzer states, “During the 1980s and 1990s, Cookie Hood was the single driving force behind the most successful television coverage of Central America that appeared across the United States. ‘Journalista’ is a series of stories over four decades in the making and will entrance each listener to the realities of what really happened during that time.”