USA Today | ‘Naked in Baghdad’ clothed in reporter’s plain talk

[Anne] Garrels [of NPR], 52, was the only broadcaster among the 16 American reporters who remained in Baghdad during the bombing (although ABC used freelancer Richard Engel). She reported parts of the war you didn’t see on TV.

…Her title comes from a night she broadcast naked from her hotel room using a satellite phone she wasn’t supposed to have. She figured that if Iraqi security officials knocked on her door, they’d give her a few moments to dress, allowing her to hide the phone.

If half of what we’ve been told about Iraqi security is true, that reasoning seems… flawed. But then she was there, and I’m not.

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