Today’s show is focused on the life of Anthony Shadid who died suddenly in February. Rajiv Chandrasekaran is National Editor at the Washington Post and previously was a foreign correspondent in Baghdad, Cairo, and Southeast Asia. He was also one of Shadid’s closest friends and colleagues. He talks about the life and work of Shadid.
Next, Nada Bakri is the widow of the foreign correspondent. Shadid earned two Pulitzer prizes before dying of an asthma attack while on assignment in Syria for the New York Times. Bakri joins Bob to remember her late husband and discuss Shadid’s new book, House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East.
Then, Bob revisits his April 2011 discussion with Anthony Shadid, in which they talk about the uprising in Syria and his previous capture in Libya by pro-Kaddafi forces. [Broadcast Date: March 22, 2012]
Listen to House of Stone by Anthony Shadid.
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