Tuesday, 21 April 2009

NBC heroes clip

We missed this Brian Williams NBC Nightly News report on Ontario's Highway of Heroes, which gives credit to Sun Media's Pete Fisher and the thousands who line bridges for every Canadian war casualty.

It aired in November, but is worthy of mention at any time because rarely do major American networks acknowledge Canada's involvement in the war in Afghanistan.

The body count was 97 when NBC aired the report, not 117 as it stands today, and since then the Obama government lifted the longstanding ban on media coverage of the return of American casualties.

Fisher is interviewed and given full credit for his dedication to photographing the return of every Afghanistan casualty. His own YouTube tribute to the fallen has been viewed by almost 18,000 visitors since it was posted in January.

1 comment:

  1. A well-deserved tip of the hat to a reporter for a job well done.

    Rob Lamberti