|The Empress and Shah of
This is the the Shah and Empress of Iran with CTV reporter Isabel Bassett outside the Royal Palace in Tehren. I was there with Isabel to film a profile of Empress Farah Palavi for the CTV series "W-5". With the Empress's son, Prince Reza, and daughter, we had gone to this part of the grounds to interview Farah Diba. Suddenly, in the distance, I saw a lone man coming towards us across the grounds. He was weaving his way to avoid puddles left by the snow. It was the Shah who we told we could not meet during our stay in Tehran. He said he had come to find out was going on. He shook hands, said a few amiable words and left. Less than a year later in 1970, he was overthrown in the Islamist revolution and went into exile with his family.