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Published: 03/16/11

TV Networks Rig Reunions for Quake Survivors -- and Ratings?

By  Lauren Frayer - AOL News
TV Networks Rig Reunions for Quake Survivors -- and Ratings?

With the scale of Japan's quake and tsunami devastation so large, U.S. television networks are struggling to boil the story down into human terms. TV networks have staged reunions between missing relatives in Japan, providing a rare glimpse of good news amid all the reports of towns destroyed, radiation looming and 10,000 dead. But as is the case whenever reporters become the news story themselves, there's been a backlash. Some viewers are criticizing TV networks for orchestrating reunions, perhaps to boost TV ratings rather than to simply do a good deed. The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo says it ha...

Published: 02/21/11

Lara Logan Was Stripped, Punched, Slapped, Report Says

By  Dana Chivvis - AOL News
Lara Logan Was Stripped, Punched, Slapped, Report Says

New details have emerged in the "brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" inflicted on CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan in Egypt's Tahrir Square the night President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from power. During the Feb. 11 attack, Logan was stripped of her clothes, punched and slapped by the crowd, according to the Times of London (via the Daily Mail.) She was beaten with the poles demonstrators used to fly flags during the protests, and red marks on her body initially believed to be bite marks turned out to be the result of pinching. As she was being abused, the crowd of r...

Published: 02/17/11

What CNN Didn't Want to Show in the Lara Logan Photo

By  Joseph Schuman - AOL News
What CNN Didn't Want to Show in the Lara Logan Photo

The image is already infamous for the horrendous event that took place moments after a photographer captured it. It shows CBS News correspondent Lara Logan with a jostling crowd of Egyptian men in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday night. CBS said it was taken just before she was attacked and sexually assaulted amid the uproar and jubilation that followed President Hosni Mubarak's decision to resign. The faces of the people behind her seem to reflect a range of emotions, from anger and anxiety to joy and celebration. One smiling man in a hooded sweatshirt appears to be holding up a "V" sign for...

Published: 02/16/11

Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

By  Suzi Parker - Politics Daily
Lara Logan Assault: For Female Reporters, the Added Peril of Turbulent Places

Lara Logan appeared fearless and intrepid when she reported from war zones -- exactly what you want in a foreign correspondent. The reporter "suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" while covering the celebration in Tahrir Square on Feb. 11, according to CBS News, Logan's employer. Egyptian women and soldiers rescued her from a hostile mob that had separated her from her film crew, and she is now in an American hospital recovering. Logan's assault is a reminder that reporting is a dangerous business. According to Reporters Without Borders, five reporters have already been...

Published: 02/15/11

CBS News' Lara Logan Recovering After 'Brutal' Attack

By  not in system - AOL News
CBS News' Lara Logan Recovering After 'Brutal' Attack

NEW YORK -- CBS News correspondent Lara Logan was recovering in a U.S. hospital Tuesday from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo. Logan was in the city's Tahrir Square on Friday after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down when she, her team and their security "were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," CBS said in a statement Tuesday. The network described a mob of more than 200 people "whipped into a frenzy." Separated from her crew in the crush of the violent pack, she suffered what CBS called "a b...

Published: 02/15/11

Lara Logan Hospitalized Following 'Brutal' Sexual Assault in Egypt

By  David Knowles - AOL News
Lara Logan Hospitalized Following 'Brutal' Sexual Assault in Egypt

CBS News released a statement today regarding the condition of Lara Logan, its chief foreign affairs correspondent. According to CBS, Logan was separated from her crew, beaten and sexually assaulted by a mob in Cairo's Tahrir Square on the day that Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president of Egypt. In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the Unit...

Published: 02/15/11

CBS Correspondent Lara Logan Suffered 'Brutal' Assault in Egypt

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
CBS Correspondent Lara Logan Suffered 'Brutal' Assault in Egypt

CBS News correspondent Lara Logan suffered "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating" last week while covering the unrest in Egypt, the network said Tuesday. The CBS statement: "On Friday February 11, the day Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a 60 MINUTES story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration. It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into frenzy. "In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew. She was surrou...

Published: 02/3/11

Lara Logan Detained by Police in Egypt as Journalist Woes Continue

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Lara Logan Detained by Police in Egypt as Journalist Woes Continue

In yet another incident involving aggressive measures against foreign journalists, Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, and her crew have been detained by Egyptian police, Time reports. "For security reasons CBS will not be commenting on, or revealing in any way, CBS personnel activity, movement or location," a CBS spokesman told Time. The detention is the latest occurrence in an ongoing series of harsh experiences for reporters covering the Egyptian revolution. The growing list includes Logan's fellow CBS News correspondent Katie Couric, CNN's Anderson Cooper, and F...

Published: 01/27/11

Katie Couric Works to Free Media Tycoon's Maserati From Snow

By  Hugh Collins - AOL News
Katie Couric Works to Free Media Tycoon's Maserati From Snow

As more than a foot of snow blanketed New York City, a help-your-neighbor spirit prevailed -- at least among media titans. A photo has surfaced showing CBS News anchor Katie Couric working to free a Maserati owned by Barry Diller, chairman of IAC, the company that owns websites including Ask.com and The Daily Beast. Diller's sports car had gotten stuck in the snow in Central Park as he was driving to work, Gawker.com said. katiecouric, TwitPic Katie Couric, left, helps push Barry Diller's Maserati out of the snow in New York's Central Park on Thursday. Couric was in a passing SU...

Published: 12/6/10

Fed Chairman Says Jobless Rate Could Remain High for Years

By  Carla Baranauckas - Politics Daily
Fed Chairman Says Jobless Rate Could Remain High for Years

The nation's unemployment rate, which has been over 9 percent for a record 19 months, is not likely to return to "a more normal unemployment rate" of about 5 percent or 6 percent for four or five years, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in an interview with the CBS News program "60 Minutes" broadcast on Sunday night. Bernanke granted the unusual interview, he told "60 Minutes," because he is concerned that his critics do not recognize the severity of the current economic problems. Last month the Federal Reserve announced that it would pump $600 billion into the banking system in an ...

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