For the first time since that dreadful earthquake struck China's Sichuan Province, none of the three network newscasts had a reporter file from the disaster zone. Yet ABC did land a traveling slot with Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon of the United Nations as he landed in Myanmar to hold talks with the military junta about relief for survivors of Cyclone Nargis. Dan Harris was the only American television reporter in the party. He saw the junta stage "a series of self-serving photo-ops" including "a sanitized version of the disaster" consisting of a couple of rows of perfectly lined up tents. "United Nations officials started grumbling about wanting to see something a little less tidy."
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