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Middle East Crisis: Cooper To Beirut

cooperjuly20.jpgAnderson Cooper is the first “prime-time anchor to enter Beirut since the start of turmoil nine days ago,” CNN says.

“My team and I tried over the weekend to cross into Lebanon from Jordan, but Syria wouldn’t let us in,” Cooper blogged this morning. So today’s he’s hitching a ride on a Marine Corps chopper. “We plan to stay in Beirut once we land, and put together a story about what the Marines are doing and how the evacuations are going.”

> Also: Soledad O’Brien is moving from Cyprus to Jerusalem…

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