Anthony Shadid http://www.kunc.org en Fresh Air Remembers War Reporter Anthony Shadid http://www.kunc.org/post/fresh-air-remembers-war-reporter-anthony-shadid It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of a frequent <em>Fresh Air</em> guest. <em>New York Times </em>foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid suffered a fatal asthma attack yesterday in Syria, where he was reporting on the political uprising.<p>In his pursuit of stories in war zones — stories he believed needed to be told — Shadid risked his life many times, and almost lost it several times. In 2002, he was shot and wounded while covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:08:00 +0000 22578 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering 'Intrepid Storyteller' Anthony Shadid http://www.kunc.org/post/remembering-intrepid-storyteller-anthony-shadid I met Anthony Shadid on a ruined airstrip in western Afghanistan in the winter of 2001-'02. He was sporting a beard and longer hair in those days that made him look a little like a crusading Arab warrior. We spoke briefly and exchanged a few bits of useful news about the place. As I recall his face now, I realize Anthony's secret: His sincerity was piercing, disarming and infectious.<p>Over the next decade, I got to watch Anthony's genuine curiosity overcome the suspicions of refugees, ambassadors and warlords, as he soaked up their stories and rendered them with great generosity of spirit. Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 22559 at http://www.kunc.org Remembering 'Intrepid Storyteller' Anthony Shadid A Foreign Correspondent Reflects On The Arab Spring http://www.kunc.org/post/foreign-correspondent-reflects-arab-spring Veteran war correspondent Anthony Shadid spent much of the past decade in Baghdad covering the Iraq war, first for <em>The Washington Post </em>and then for <em>The New York Times</em>. Last December, Shadid left Baghdad for his home in Beirut, Lebanon, where he's been based for more than a decade.<p>"It was amazing to me how many conversations I was having with people about how dejected they were, how disappointed, how pessimistic they were about where the Arab world was," he tells <em>Fresh Air</em>'s Terry Gross. "... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:40:00 +0000 19501 at http://www.kunc.org A Foreign Correspondent Reflects On The Arab Spring Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq http://www.kunc.org/post/baghdad-college-and-americas-shifting-role-iraq A school founded by Americans in Iraq before the Saddam Hussein era is an emblem of a time when the United States was known in the Middle East not for military action, but for culture and education. That's the view of Puliter Prize-winning <em>New York Times</em> correspondent Anthony Shadid, who recently wrote an essay about the school, titled "The American Age, Iraq."<p>First opened in the 1930s by New England Jesuits, Baghdad College became the Iraqi capital's premier high school. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:01:00 +0000 14082 at http://www.kunc.org Baghdad College And America's Shifting Role In Iraq 'Shoot Them': Journalists Captured In Libya 'Thought It Was Over' http://www.kunc.org/post/shoot-them-journalists-captured-libya-thought-it-was-over The four <em>New York Times</em> staffers who spent six days in the hands of fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi tell their story today.<p>Among the frightening tales <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/africa/22times.html?_r=2&hp=&pagewanted=all" target="_blank">in the <em>Times</em>' account</a>:<p>-- They were captured when their driver (who is still missing) inadvertently drove into a checkpoint. As they were pulled from the vehicle, opposition fighters started shooting at the Gadhafi soldiers. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:10:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 5455 at http://www.kunc.org 'Shoot Them': Journalists Captured In Libya 'Thought It Was Over'