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The Tale of the King of the Wild Blue Sky

In the 1970s, American helicopter pilot Jerry Foster changed the face of modern news reporting. He was often first on the scene at emergencies and daring rescue operations in the Arizona wilderness - sometimes even getting personally involved. Jerry was seen as a hero, but throughout his life, he struggled to live up to the image. There were secrets, scandals and accusations about his behaviour that threatened to ruin his career and life. (First broadcast 29/07/2018.)Presenter: Emily WebbImage: Jerry Foster in his helicopter taking part in a rescue at Arizona's salt river Credit: Courtesy of Jerry Foster

26mins

25 Apr 2020

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