Sunday, July 16, 2006

Good Vibes

Tonight we had a special edition of 360. I, for one, was happy to get a chance to see him. He said on Friday that he'd be in Beirut and I have to say I was happy he wasn't!

It used to be that I didn't understand what drove Anderson (or anyone else for that matter) to be in a place during war. After reading his book and hearing him talk I understand his need to be there. I guess it goes far beyond wanting to report what is going on for others to see. Until I really started paying attention to Anderson and his reporting and then becoming a fan, I took for granted the job that all of the reporters do in these situations. They are risking their life to bring us the story... to show us what is really going on in the world. When you really think about it, it's amazing that we are able to sit in the comfort of our living room and watch a war going on. That's just beyond amazing. But in order for us to see it, these brave men and woman have to go out there and take their lives into their own hands to bring it to us. I know we all worry about Anderson but I think we should really take a minute to send them all our prayers (or our good vibes if you aren't religious) and our gratitude for the job they all do, be it CNN, FOX, NBC etc.

Thanks to Anderson and the whole CNN team for bringing us the story! Also, thanks to bcfraggle for the cap!


Sheryn said...

Amen to that Purple Tie. Every reporter, cameraperson, crew person no matter what the network puts his or her life on the line to bring us the story and the should all be commended.

Prayers to everyone out there in harms way!

Jennifer said...

I'll totally agree. Its a far more difficult job than most people can imagine and I, for one, appreciate what not only Anderson does, but all journalists.