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For FNC’s Harrigan, Running From Bullets Comes with the Job

Harrigan_8.16.bmpThe Miami Herald’s Glenn Garvin catches up with FNC correspondent Steve Harrigan, on assignment in Georgia, just days after he and his crew had to sprint out of the way of “irregular forces.”

A couple of weeks ago, a man was murdered right across the street from Steve Harrigan’s house in Miami Beach. “Unsettling,” the Fox News correspondent admits. So a chance to get out of town on
assignment sounded pretty good. Unfortunately, the assignment was covering Russian tanks rolling into the beleaguered nation of Georgia — and Harrigan found himself a target when somebody started shooting at reporters. His mile-long sprint to safety was caught on camera. “It wasn’t as dramatic as facing a tank, but still, you don’t run like that every day,” he says by telephone from Tbilisi, the Georgian capitol.

“And you can’t expect any help from the Russian army,” Harrigan says. “The Russians aren’t going to do anything to save a journalist, especially a Western one.”

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