Anderson Cooper recently sat down with eight of CNN's foreign correspondents to talk about their experiences covering the conflicts in the Middle East and the natural disaster that struck Japan–stories that changed the world this year. Arwa Damon, Matthew Chance, Nic Robertson, Hala Gorani, Ben Wedeman, Sara Sidner, Ivan Watson and Kyung Lah shared their experiences with Anderson, who also recounted his experiences in Egypt while covering the uprising, and in Japan, after the devastating earthquake and tsunami. These seasoned journalists shared their stories of being attacked and beaten by pro-Mubarak thugs in Egypt; of being virtually imprisoned with other journalists by Moammar Gadhafi's regime; of witnessing the fall of Tripoli; and of dealing with radiation concerns in Japan. They also talked candidly about how they recover from seeing death and devastation, up close and all too frequently.
It was quite a feat getting them in the same room since they are usually reporting from all over the globe. It's a fascinating discussion,. Don't miss the full hour when it airs.
Anderson Cooper Special Report: CNN On the Frontlines airs on Friday, December 23rd at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. eastern.
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