A War Reporter Played By Tina Fey

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Tina Fey's new movie, 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,' is based on 'The Taliban Shuffle,' reporter Kim Barker's account of her time as a war correspondent in Afghanistan.

When New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani reviewed reporter Kim Barker’s 2011 memoir, The Taliban Shuffleshe described Barker as “a sort of Tina Fey character, who unexpectedly finds herself addicted to the adrenaline rush of war.” That line piqued the interest of a certain actress and producer; not long after, Paramount Pictures acquired the rights to The Taliban Shuffle. The resulting movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, stars Fey as a journalist named "Kim Baker." Bob talks with Kim Barker about how she learned the ropes as a conflict journalist in the early days of war in Afghanistan, and what it's like to have Tina Fey play you in a movie.