Thursday, May 24, 2007

Special:Dispatches from the Edge

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


Delie said...

Seeing all these segments move me each time.

I discovered Anderson with Dispatches. Not before... For me, Anderson is, above all, a reporter on field. I like his narration, I love his voice. And all this videos are very very special for me. I'm never tired of watching them or reading the book, listening to the audio...

Great post, Chris.

Chris said...

Thanks Delie! For me, Anderson is above all, also a field reporter since I first saw him during his coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

He just seemed so special; all these people were suffering and no one was helping, no one seemed to care, but him. He was a single source of goodness among all this pain and devastation.