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Posts Tagged ‘Kim Ghattas’

Hillary Clinton Makes The Rounds In Advance Of Her Departure

In her last full week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made the TV rounds to talk about U.S. foreign policy and her own legacy.

The interviews were serious, wide-ranging, and not too confrontational. Clinton even threw in a bit of praise for CNN during that network’s interview. After the interviewer Jill Dougherty noted that she and her colleague Elise Labott have been covering her for years, Clinton responded:

Thank you. And thanks to both of you. I’ve enjoyed having you be part of the flying circus… to traverse the globe, and appreciate the attention that CNN pays to international news stories. It makes a big difference.

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Her Fox News interview with Greta Van Susteren was serious, with a heavy focus on Egypt, Libya and Afghanistan:
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Reporting On the First U.S. War Crimes Trial Since WWII

Ghattas_8.7.jpgA network insider finds it noteworthy that when the first U.S. war crimes trial since WWII ended yesterday, none of the U.S. broadcast networks had a correspondent in Cuba to report on the conviction of Salim Hamdan. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reported the story for Nightly News but the story was produced from Washington.

Only BBC World News America had correspondent on the ground in Guantanamo Bay. Kim Ghattas reported live for World News America last night and remains on the story today awaiting the sentencing.

> Update: Although not a broadcast network, CNN’s Jamie McIntyre has been reporting live from Guantanamo Bay for the past 5 days.