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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CBS crew killed


(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The U.S. military treat wounded at the scene of
a car bomb in Baghdad's Tahariyat Square
which targeted an American convoy, setting a
Humvee on fire, in Baghdad, Iraq Monday,
May 29, 2006. CBS cameraman Paul Douglas, 48
, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed in
the attack and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39,
was critically injured.

2 CBS Crew Members Killed; Reporter Hurt

By KRISTA LARSON
Updated: 4 minutes ago

NEW YORK - Cameraman Paul Douglas had spent more than a decade covering the world's hot spots for CBS News. Freelance soundman James Brolan was part of a CBS team honored for its dispatches on the earthquake in Pakistan. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier had reported on the deteriorating situation in Iraq for nearly three years.

The two British men were killed Monday in Baghdad when a car bomb exploded as they were working on a story about American troops in Iraq on Memorial Day. Douglas, 48, and Brolan, 42, died at the scene, the network said.

The U.S. military said an American soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were also killed in the same blast and six American soldiers were injured.

Dozier, a 39-year-old American, was in critical condition at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad and underwent two surgeries for injuries from the bombing, said Kelli Edwards, a CBS News spokeswoman. By early Tuesday, doctors had removed shrapnel from Dozier's head but said she had more serious injuries to her lower body, CBS News reported on its Web site.

"Kimberly, Paul and James were veterans of war coverage who proved their bravery and dedication every single day," CBS News President Sean McManus said in a statement. "They always volunteered for dangerous assignments and were invaluable in our attempt to report the news to the American public.

"Our deepest sympathy goes out to the families of Paul and James, and we are hoping and praying for a complete recovery by Kimberly," McManus added.


ABC did not want Elizabeth Vargas to face the same fate, which is why she was demoted.

I was listening to CBS tonight and imagined how Katie Couric would sound delivering such somber news.I'll put it this way: Les Moonves should have continued to fuck with Howard Stern.It made more sense. There are plenty of women who can deliver bad news. Katie Couric is not one of them.

posted by Steve @ 12:29:00 AM

12:29:00 AM

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