Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sad News & Questisms

There was very sad news today, Tim Hetherington, Anderson's friend and occasional AC360 guest, was killed while working in Libya. AC tweeted the news:

The following statement was released to Vanity Fair from the family of contributing photographer Tim Hetherington:

It is with great sadness we learned that our son and brother, photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, was killed today in Misrata, Libya by a rocket-propelled grenade. Tim will be remembered for his amazing images and his Academy Award–nominated documentary “Restrepo,” which he co-produced with his friend Sebastian Junger.

Tim was in Libya to continue his ongoing multimedia project to highlight humanitarian issues during time of war and conflict. He will be forever missed.

Our condolences to Tim Hetherington's family, co-workers and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

Here's Hetherington's last appearance on AC360, August 5, 2010

Night three of Soledad O'Brien in for Anderson Cooper. Tonight's program originated in NOLA and focused on the first anniversary of the BP oil spill.

As we anticipate the Royal Wedding on April 29th, and Anderson Cooper's coverage, we went searching through the ATA archives for anything royal.

Here's a clip of Anderson and Richard Quest, from April 2, 2009, discussing Quest's meeting the Queen of England:

And more flimflammery with Quest (just watch the clip and you'll get the reference):

More giggles and the show-show tell-tell clip to round out the night:


Yet another recognition for Anderson, this time from The National Wildlife Federation. Just click the graphic to enlarge or follow the link.


Hi, everyone, this is Cyn. I had the great privilege of meeting Tim Hetherington last year and will never forget his huge heart, his great smile, and his brilliant talent. This is one of the photographs he took during the 360 trip to Afghanistan in September 2009, which CNN posted yesterday on their tribute page. Not only is it an incredible photograph of Anderson but look at the composition of the photograph... catching the helicopter in such a perfect angle, balancing the two focal objects so well... just stunning. He will be sorely missed.

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ACAnderFan said...

Very sad to hear that Tim Hetherington was killed today, keeping his family and friends in my thoughts. Thanks for posting his last appearance on 360. Anderson's tweet about him was touching.

prasad said...

This is says that Libya is not safe at this time foreigners who are living Libya now they have to leave that country unless they cant live safely because now Libya has no leadership the other countries have to try to discuss with the Libyan government and opposition leaders to bring them for peace talks.

aries moon said...

Thanks for uploading that clip of Tim Hetherington on 360--I remember thinking at the time that he seemed like an interesting person and wondered why he'd never been on 360 before but I had no idea that this was the same person who was killed in Libya until I saw the clip here. How sad for his family and friends and anyone who has seen his work.

judy said...

With the death of Tim Hetherington, whom none of actually us knew, it is important to realize that this could be the very reason CNN is not allowing AC to report from Libya and why the State Dept. is not issuing visas at this time.
While photo journalism is a vital element in reporting, it is also not safe, especially when there is conflict, and Libya has been unwelcoming to foreign media from the get go.
Our sympathies are with Tim's family and friends.

Lauren--NY said...

Cyn, even if you didn't know him well, please accept my condolences for the loss of someone you knew.

So tragic and heartbreaking when anyone is killed in the line of duty.

prasad said...

This is ridiculous this shows that now the situation in Libya i think these incidents will continue until Libyan government fell down international community should think on Libya how to solve this problem and surrounding countries of Libya have to try to solve this problem mainly the government immediately resign and put elections.