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Monday, March 2, 2009

Paki-STAN and WARE-ez (Sorry, just had to say it...)


Stan Grant reports from the midst of a riot in Rawalpindi on Friday:

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And on Saturday, back in Islamabad, about troubling changes in the Bajaur region of the country:

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By the way, Stan is also an author with a fascinating family history:

The Tears of Strangers

A family memoir charting the political and social changes of Aborigines over the past 40 years.

Stan Grant was born in 1963 into the Wiradjuri people − a tribe of warriors who occupied the vast territory of central and southwestern New South Wales. For 100 years the Wiradjuri waged a war against European invasion and settlement. This war has largely been ignored by historians and politicians but will be burnt into the hearts and minds of the Wiradjuri forever.

By the time Grant was born‚ the war against invasion had largely been lost and remnants of the Wiradjuri were scattered among mission camps and the fringes of rural towns. Then the Wiradjuri people found themselves waging a new war − this time against alcoholism‚ poverty‚ abuse and neglect. It was against this backdrop that the Grant family waged its very own struggle: a life−and−death battle for survival.

In the 1980s Stan Grant would begin a career in journalism that would take him to a position of national prominence. As a reporter he has travelled all over the world‚ interviewing the likes of Arafat‚ Clinton‚ Blair‚ Adams and Saddam. He has seen despots and tin−pot revolutionaries; madmen and saints; the glory of the Olympics and the despair of hundreds of years of conflict in Ireland and the Middle East.

Yet always he is a storyteller − just as his father′s father′s father was before him. And now he turns to the biggest story of his career: that of his people. The story of the Wiradjuri.

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International's program BackStory celebrated its 100th episode today, and between the recorded pieces, Michael Holmes read emails from viewers. This one came from a regular ATA/ATC poster and happens to be about my favorite subject... which leads into an interview with Michael Ware about the difficulties in getting the story on the Juarez drug cartels, recorded Friday while he was in New York:

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Michael was on American Morning today from the Mexico City bureau:

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That's all for me this week!

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1 comment:

Mavis said...

I was happy to See Michael Ware on Back Story today.