"The fascinating, the unexpected and the under-reported" - that's the kind of reporting I like to see on AC360. Last week's Secrets to a Long Life was a step in the right direction (even though it was a story they did already back in January 2007). I thought tonight I'd post some clips from another story AC360 did that I think fits the fascinating, unexpected and under-reported category. In September 2006, the show had a special called "Beyond the Frontlines" that featured journalism students from UC Berkeley.
Anderson introduced it by saying "Tonight you're going to see a side of the war on terror that we rarely see. Six young journalism students from the University of California-Berkeley spent part of the last year making documentaries about other young Americans serving in the military. They weren't looking at the front lines, however. They wanted to go beyond the battlefield, to find out what it's like to be young and sometimes scared and on very unfamiliar ground. The student journalists say making these documentaries not only opened their eyes, it changed them as well."
Here is a trio of clips from that show.
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