In real life, events seem much less dramatic.
Never refuse an assignment except when there is a conflict of interest, a potential of danger to you or your family, or you hold a strongly biased attitude about the subject under focus.
In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.
When I first anchored in 1970, I had never seen a woman anchor a news show.
Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots.
Our free enterprise system of disseminating information is collectively referred to as The Media. But there is no collective.