The second hour of AC 360 last night was amazing. The special "Dispatches from the Edge" was as heartwarming, heartbreaking, and compelling as anything we've ever seen from Anderson Cooper. The breathtaking photography combined with the raw emotion of the stories and narration of Anderson brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat. Many of the footage and sound bytes I have heard before, but they still moved me. That is the power and excellence of Anderson's reporting, and the reason his Reporter's Notebooks are so loved. No matter how often you watch them and listen to the beautiful narration, it never fails to move you. The one about Afghanistan is the best of them all. The words take your breath away, weaving a tapestry of the past and present that is both informative and touching. If you missed this special, make sure you catch it the next time it's on.
I apologize for not having screen captures from the special, but here are some from last week with the quiz kid. We needed some smiles today anyway. Enjoy!
Screencaps courtesy of Sahira, merci beaucoup