LATEST: American TV network NBC is hurrying development of a movie about
the rescue of prisoner of war JESSICA LYNCH - putting it ahead in the race to
tell the compelling story.
NBC bosses are meeting with potential writers and producers for a
made-for-TV film intended to air early in the 2003-04 season, says a network
Lynch, a 19-year-old Army private first class from Palestine, West
Virginia, was captured on 23 March (03) after her 507th Maintenance Company
convoy was ambushed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah.
She was rescued from a hospital in the city on 1 April (02) by US
NBC is attempting to get official rights to her story but is reportedly
willing to proceed with a script based on news reports and other public
Rival network CBS is reportedly considering pitches for a Lynch TV movie
but has yet to decide whether to proceed.