Remember that signature war correspondent's profile filed by Peter Jennings from Bosnia back in 1994 when he had a boy named Eki Foco, then aged twelve, explain what life was like during the Siege of Sarajevo?
In Baghdad twelve years later, ABC's Dan Harris tapped into his network's tradition by bringing us the "small and stifling" world of Dan Azad, a high school music student. Young Dan speaks good English because he once lived with an aunt in Texas. He plays the oboe at home nights because it is too dangerous to leave his house. He never goes to the movies because there are no movie theaters in Baghdad. And his best friend was shot dead right next to him as the pair walked down the street.
CBS ran a couple of features on the third anniversary of the capture of the former dictator Saddam Hussein. Byron Pitts profiled Col Steven Russell, the now-retired officer who helped lead the manhunt. He is organizing a group, Vets for Victory, to boost support for the war effort. "To war-weary Americans, however," Pitts mused, "victory is proving more elusive than a tyrant in a spider hole." From Baghdad, "the deadliest city on the face of the Earth" Randall Pinkston cited an opinion poll result: 95% of Iraqis found security superior under the Baath regime than it is now, post-liberation.
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