Synopsis by Hal Erickson
An ISN TV crew covers a "typical" 36 hours in the life of Babylon 5. The crew's visit unexpectedly coincides with a dangerous upsurge in Narn hostilities against Centauri. As written by J. Michael Straczynski, this episode deliberately invokes memories of CNN's coverage of the Persian Gulf War, with Kim Zimmer bringing a slyly satiric spin to the role of commentator Cynthia Torqueman. "And Now for a Word" was originally telecast on May 3, 1995.