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How the Evening Newscasts Reported the deaths of Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

British by birth, photojournalist Tim Hetherington called Brooklyn home. He was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K. and much of his work at war was for American broadcasters. During his career, Hetherington had worked for ABC News and CNN. Hetherington and Getty photographer Chris Hondros, were killed yesterday during shelling in Misrata, Libya.

As for how the deaths were reported on the evening newscasts Wednesday, NBC’s Brian Williams, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’s Harry Smith in for Katie Couric reported short voice over stories, with Williams using a soundbite from Hetherington on “Morning Joe” last September.

All three broadcasts then went to their correspondents in Libya for the latest news: CBS’s Allen Pizzey, one of the few journalists to make it into Misrata, also reported on how Hetherington died during a Q&A with Smith: “Just bad luck as far as I can tell. Wrong place, wrong time. What can you say.” NBC’s Stephanie Gosk and ABC’s Miguel Marquez reported on the fighting from Benghazi.

All three stories after the jump…

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‘AC360′ Heads to Afghanistan

coopermed.jpgAnderson Cooper will be heading to Afghanistan to anchor “AC360″ all of next week for the anniversary of September 11th. Cooper will be embedded with a group of US troops for the week’s worth of special “AC360″ programs called “Live from the Battle Zone.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta will also be embedded to deliver reports on field trauma surgery. Cooper will be joined by analyst Peter Bergen and “AC360″ will have field reports from correspondent Michael Ware.

Cooper will broadcast from there starting on the 7th. Next Saturday, September 12, CNN will air a special hour with pieces from the week at 11pmET.