Thursday, July 9, 2009
Nic Robertson did a piece about the Taliban recruiting and training children in Pakistan as killers and suicide bombers, then selling them to various other groups. The report aired on International Tuesday morning, during one of those lovely times recently that we were getting the International feed on Domestic during the overnight hours:
Wednesday, Rick Sanchez had a long piece about the troops in Afghanistan. He ran some DoD footage of the troops (and he did it without chattering over it, which was great -- too many anchors think we need wall-to-wall narration!) and then spoke with Atia Abawi, who is embedded with the Marines:
Reza Aslan was on American Morning Wednesday to talk about the situation in Iran:
Protests in Iran are erupting again today and once again we are getting word only through cell-phone videos and and Twitter messages. It is amazing to see all of this happening. It could so easily have been swept under the rug, but ... "can't stop the signal." The world IS watching.
Today on NewsRoom, Ali Velshi spoke with Michael Ware about the "surge" in violence in Iraq. Michael points out that it ain't a surge, it's just daily life in Baghdad... and Ali is smart enough to point out that the graphic they are using is wrong: