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Haiti: Reporters strain to convey level of horror

January 15, 2010 |  4:37 pm

Hait22 An army of American network television reporters have fanned out across the destroyed capital of Port-au-Prince and are struggling to convey the scale of the devastation and the urgent need for basic supplies.

“This city has been crushed,” NBC anchor Brian Williams said at the opening of his evening newscast Thursday. “From the air, it looks like the life has gone out of it, and from the ground, it almost has.”

All three network anchors -- Williams and his counterparts, ABC’s Diane Sawyer and CBS’ Katie Couric -- remained in Haiti for another day and plan to anchor their broadcasts from Port-au-Prince again tonight, a sign of the magnitude of the story.

Read the full report on Haiti media coverage at Show Tracker.

Photo: One of the many tent cities around Port-au-Prince. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times


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