(This clip is from CNN.com, it aired on International only.)
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Michael comments on the
leak that revealed that Britain's Prince Harry has
been serving in Afghanistan for the past ten weeks,
while Nic Robertson shows some interview footage shot
there by a pool reporter.
During the interview, Michael used some Aussie slang to describe the Australian gossip magazine that first ran the rumor and Matt Drudge's gossip site that first 'went large' with the story; in a second clip, Anderson gives the translation, garnered from fans on the blog and a quick phone call to producer Tommy Evans in Baghdad.
(And if you don't know about the Drudge connections, he printed an absolute lie about Michael last year in a story out of Baghdad that either simply had zero basis in truth or was an April Fool's Joke that Drudge fell for.)
Length: 3:54 / 0:56
Michael delivers an
incredible summation of the results of the surge and
how there is no way that we can pull the troops out
now. This is the clip that all the presidential
candidates need to watch and address.
Michael is back at the
Baghdad bureau, and does a recorded report about
Turkey's latest incursion into Kurdistan.
(This aired on CNN International, not on Domestic, and the reason for the graininess is the dual conversions I have to run it through.)
Michael hosts a round-up
of today's coverage, which includes an update from
Reza Sayeh and a broadband interview with Jennifer
Eccleston in Karachi.
(And this would have aired in the US if we weren't sentenced to 24/7 political coverage here...)
The polls have just
closed, although results are not expected for several
hours. Michael recaps the events of the day -- not as
much violence as had been expected/feared, but
several deaths did occur.
Michael reports from
Islamabad during the final hours of voting. Not a lot
of violence -- certainly less than most people
expected -- but as Michael says, if the fix is in, it
was in long before today. And the mere expectation of
that may trigger violent reaction as the results are
announced hours or days from now.
(It's a pretty windy day there, they had to change mics between feeds.)
[Note: there was a major technical glitch on my recording of the first clip, which I spent hours trying to fix before realizing the transfer/conversion failed in the same spot each time, no matter what I did... so I finally just bypassed it, which means the clips starts sort of mid-sentence as Kiran Chetry sets up the interview. All you're missing is about five more seconds of Musharraf casting his ballot.]
Length: 2:27 / 3:23
Michael makes a brief
appearance from a polling place in Rawalpindi as
elections are underway in Pakistan.
Michael appears by
broadband to report on a bombing in Pakistan.
The special, in three
parts. The first has a recap of recent political
events in Pakistan and includes a piece from Jennifer
Eccleston. In the second, Michael interviews a
Pakistani journalist and a politician regarding
whether the elections can be "free and fair." And the
final segment highlights why this election is so
important for the rest of the world, with background
from and interview with Peter Bergen.
Length: 9:17 / 8:50 / 6:49
Michael appeared on the
International version of Your World Today this
morning, to discuss Monday's election.