February 28, 2013
It’s a tough transition to go from posting about gorgeous ceramic pieces to writing about the war in Afghanistan. Thankfully, I don’t produce television news segments any longer, because in that former life I’d have to bridge the gap more smoothly than this.
Years ago, a friend of mine wrote a piece about being in combat during the holidays. You can reread it here. Well, his Marine unit is featured in a documentary by Ben Anderson called Mission Accomplished? Secrets of Helmand, and it aired last week on BBC One. Unfortunately, I do not get that channel, so this online version will have to do.
Also, Vice’s outstanding work with Anderson can be seen here. This is real journalism folks, and Anderson is one of the best reporters of our generation.