In April 2011, Anderson spoke with four New York Times staffers who were held captive for about a week by pro-Moammar Gadhafi troops in Libya. Anthony Shadid was one of those who was imprisoned and beaten. Shadid was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who was working in Syria for The Times when he died from an apparent asthma attack yesterday. He spent most of his career in the Middle East covering conflicts, and recently the Arab Spring. At risk to his own life, he told the stories of innocent people suffering and fighting for freedom and survival.
In remembering Mr. Shadid, The Times wrote about his well-respected reputation:
Mr. Shadid’s hiring by The Times at the end of 2009 was widely considered a coup for the newspaper, for he had been esteemed throughout his career as an intrepid reporter, a keen observer, an insightful analyst and a lyrical stylist.
Tonight on AC360 we'll hear from Stephen Farrell, one of the other journalists captured with Shadid in Libya. He'll share reflections and memories about his friend and colleague. Tune in at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
Filed under: 360° Radar
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with