CBS' Lara Logan filed on the fighting in Baghdad. The bulk of her report concerned defense against roadside bombs, so-called IEDs, in the Dora neighborhood. But she led with the third week of house-to-house fighting along Baghdad's Haifa Street. What was unusual about the coverage was that the video was not collected by journalists but by the US military. NBC aired some of the same footage, with a Department of Defense credit, but did not assign a reporter to cover the combat.
Another official source of images was London's elaborate system of CCTV surveillance. Footage from the Underground is being used as evidence in the trial of a would-be mass transit bomber. Ramzi Mohammed is accused of attempting a follow-up subway car bombing two weeks after the successful explosions in July 2005. In NBC's In Depth report, Lisa Myers (no link) narrated the indistinct, black-and-white, freeze-frame shots of the flubbed attempt. When the bomb did not explode its ingredients leaked onto the floor of the car. The defendant allegedly explained to a fellow passenger that the mess was bread. He ran off and the CCTV also showed his getaway.
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