Mick does his first
prepared piece for CNN: a trip to a refugee camp of
sorts in southern Lebanon where enemies of Israel are
given safe haven and the nation’s army and police are
not allowed inside. (So of course, the crazy Aussie
figures this would be a good place to visit in the
middle of a war...) Not only is it a fascinating
piece, but he gets to use his FM-DJ voice, do some
interviews, and give a walk-and-talk summation. It’s
followed by a live interview with Anderson.
Michael joins a panel
discussion on Reliable Sources regarding how the
media is reporting on the war.
clip, read the transcript...
Michael is on the street, covering the aftermath of this morning’s riot at the UN headquarters in Beirut for CNN Sunday Morning.
The second hour of 360 is
the special “24 Hours Under Attack,” which features
an interview Anderson did with Mick on Tuesday
regarding Hezbollah’s tactics and their goals during
the current conflict.
John Roberts covers for
Anderson, and talks with both Mick and John King.
Mick once again discusses the Hezbollah
munitions and distance capabilities.
Wolf talks to Michael
about the military capabilities of Hezbollah -- what,
exactly, do they have in their arsenal and how far
into Israel might they be capable of reaching?
(Not sure whether the “Senior International Correspondent” banner reflects a promotion or just an over-eager graphics crew.)
CNN/Beirut has finally
left the streetcorner and gone up to a rooftop. Must
be planning to stay awhile...
Mick does not think that al-Zawahiri’s call for jihadis to come to Lebanon will be much of a success because of the sectarian issues and the nature of the conflict there.
(And judging from the “ready to run a marathon” fidgeting when he thought the camera was off him, Mick’s gotten used to the god-awful-early-hours he’s keeping over there!)
Wolf talks to Michael
regarding the latest terror-tape from al-Qaeda
(wherein #2 al-Zawahiri expounds that everyone is
picking on the terrorists.)
Anderson speaks to Mick
regarding the earlier story he broke that additional
Lebanese forces are fighting alongside Hezbollah.
Western hopes that the Lebanese Army could step in
and stop Hezbollah seem to be seriously misplaced.
Larry talks to a panel of
CNN reporters covering the Middle East, including
Mick. How long can Hezbollah hold up against the IDF?
It’s just after 8 p.m. in
Beirut, and although Kyra Phillips throws to Mick for
an update on the re-opening of the airport there, he
instead breaks a story that has much larger
implications: the militia loyal to the Speaker of the
Lebanese Parliament has been fighting alongside
Hezbollah throughout the current conflict.
Anderson, in northern
Israel, speaks to Michael in Beirut regarding the
strength of Hezbollah and how long the war may
continue. Michael says that he’s been told that
Israel has so far destroyed only a small portion of
Anderson (in Haifa,
Israel) interviews Michael as the 14th day of the war
dawns. They discuss the nature of insurgency warfare
and the ease with which Hezbollah can be rearmed by
Iran and Syria.
Mick reports from Beirut
as Secretary of State Rice arrives to meet with the
leaders of Lebanon and Israel.
Length: 3:23 / 3:57 / 2:49