19 January 2010

Reality

A long time ago there was a program that was sent to many schools in the United States via satellite, Channel 1. It was a news program meant to educate middle and high school students about the world around them, and it included reporting from Bosnia (in the middle of its bloody conflict) by a young Anderson Cooper. I remember being impressed by his willingness to go to a dangerous place, and on behalf of a news program that was only seen by teenagers.

I don't usually watch CNN, where Cooper is now an anchor, but I have always admired him for his early work in Bosnia. I saw this video of him in Haiti, helping a boy who had been injured, and I was impressed. It seems a human moment, where it was not enough to observe events but where he wanted to get involved.

There is some blood in the video.

1 comment:

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I really do like him!!!