updates the current status of the Iraqi journalist as
well as the reactions from the Iraqi people.
Cooper asks Michael about the Iraqi journalist whose
outburst has riveted the world's attention -- what
will happen to him? Under Saddam, he would most
certainly already be dead; has enough democracy been
brought to Iraq that his fate will be different now?
Brown speaks to Ed Henry (at the White House) and to
Michael. Ed speculates that future press conferences
may include not just magnetometers but a media
shoe-removal as well! (And hey, better collect those
BlackBerrys, those could do some serious damage!)
Michael goes over the cultural issues in the gesture
and why whether Iraqis agree with what the man did or
not, they understand his anger and believe he should
not be prosecuted.
speaks with Michael Holmes on BackStory for a look at
the footwear event in Baghdad. The second clip is
just a short bit of goofiness, one Aussie to another.
Length: 5:13 / 0:34
NewsRoom appearances: first is with Betty Nguyen at
8pm Baghdad time; second is pre-recorded; third is
with TJ Holmes at 10pm Baghdad time (there is a brief
transmission glitch during this one); and fourth with
Rick Sanchez at 11pm Baghdad time.
Length: 1:57 / 1:27 / 2:35 / 1:50
speaks with first Jim Clancy and then Hala Gorani to
recap what happened at the press conference and the
reactions on the Iraqi street. (The same prepared
clip was part of the second piece, but I pulled it.
You've already seen it a couple times by now.)
Length: 4:01 / 3:01
Baghdad time: Michael speaks with Heidi Collins about
the reactions on the Iraqi street. 8pm Baghdad time:
Michael covers the same with Betty Nguyen and also
goes on to discuss how the television station the
journalist works for is supporting his release and
why the Iraqis are looking to charge the man with
throwing the shoes in the general direction of PM
Length: 3:37 / 3:15
America brings the first reactions in Iraq. Michael
is on at 2pm and 4pm Baghdad time with a pre-recorded
piece that covers the incident, the president's
comments immediately afterwards, and the cultural
meaning of the action. Afterwards, he discusses what
has happened to the Iraqi journalist who threw the
shoes and the street protests calling for his
Length: 5:04 / 4:43
reports about the shoe incident, the first two with
Alina Cho (midnight and 1am Baghdad time) and the
final with Don Lemon (6am Baghdad time).
Length: 4:02 / 7:12 / 1:34
on the shoe incident and the significance of that
action in the Arab world, including video of the
event and of the president's reaction.
report is a straightforward recap of President Bush's
arrival in Iraq and the expected meetings and events
during his trip. Just before the end of the program,
a quick report about the incident at the press
conference that was about to become the show heard
'round the world.
Length: 2:35 / 1:31
discusses President Bush's arrival in Iraq and the
SoFA, which "effectively marks the ending of the
American phase of this Iraq war story."
Bush arrives for a farewell tour of Iraq. (Oh, so
many comments that could be made right here!) Michael
appeared on Sunday Morning to describe the arrival
ceremony and expected meetings with Iraqi leaders.
coverage of the Gates visit spanning several hours:
7pm, 8pm, and 11pm Baghdad time. In the first,
Michael gives some details of the logistics of the
trip, while in the second we see a brief clip of
Gates addressing troops at Balad airbase. The third
clip is a recorded recap.
Length: 2:06 / 4:05 / 1:56
discusses SecDef Gates trip to Iraq and meeting with
General Odierno, as well as what looks to be early
indications that the US plans to use a very, very
broad interpretation of the SoFA. Makes you wonder
how many DC lawyers are hard at work, parsing every
codicil. (Gotta figure John Yoo is one of them...)
has a bit of fun with a Q&A for
despite some technical difficulties, we get some
fairly enlightening answers. He also takes a couple
swipes at fellow Aussie Michael Holmes, which is to
be expected whenever possible!
voice-over only recap of events that includes the
video footage from inside the restaurant and at the
local hospitals. Michael outlines the various
factions competing for power in Kirkuk. (No clue what
the "Fallujah" graphic is all about...whoops.)
clips from the span of the show, as more details
emerge. The first two clips are live and include the
first video footage of the carnage; the third one is
a recorded recap of the events.
Length: 3:22 / 2:42 / 1:44
hours after the suicide bombing at a family
restaurant in Kirkuk, and the update includes
information about the meeting of political rivals
that was taking place there. But as Michael says,
this one seems likely to become more heartbreaking as
we get the full picture of what happened.
two reports about the suicide bomber attack at a
family restaurant in Kirkuk. These aired 1 1/2 hours
and 2 1/2 hours after the incident occurred. Michael
outlines the various competing factions in the area
and offers the most likely candidates responsible.
Length: 3:44 / 2:16
recaps the Blackwater indictments and how the Iraqi
people view the situation.
of the indictments of five Blackwater guards from
International: in the first clip, Michael was on very
briefly prior to the announcement and then came back
afterwards (the actual reading of the indictments is
edited out); the second clip is from the next hour,
and he recaps the situation; the third clip is his
report about the survivors of the incident and is VO
Length: 7:05 / 3:38 / 3:51
incredible piece -- more than 1,000 men who were
brought to Iraq for promised jobs with KBR have been
quite literally warehoused at a compound at the
Baghdad airport. Stranded, unable to leave, forgotten
by everyone, these men are (as Michael says) the
poorest of the poor, and have been victimized by
companies who charged them large amounts of money for
the 'opportunity.' It is an important issue that
desperately needed to be brought to the public's
was on American Morning to discuss the formal end of
the SoFA negotiations -- the Presidential Council
signed the agreement, as was expected. He lays out
some of the details that will tie the hands of the
next administration and give the Iraqi government
full control of the war.
returns shortly prior to the Obama press conference
to introduce the new national security team.
for the international audience about the significance
of Robert Gates staying on as SecDef.