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TV News Pays Respect to Anthony Shadid

Yesterday the New York Times announced that one of its reporters, Anthony Shadid, died in Syria of an apparent asthma attack. News of Shadid’s death was reported on Both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “CBS This Morning,” and on cable CNN’s morning shows discussed his passing at some length as well.

The most heartfelt response was probably on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” from Mike Barnicle.

“Tweeters tweet, bloggers blog, and reporters report,” Barnicle said, noting that Shadid was definitely in the third group.

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Shadid was shot while reporting in the West Bank a few years ago, and last year was kidnapped in Libya. He appeared on CNN after he was freed to discuss that incident:

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