Tribute: Anthony Shadid

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New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid died on February 16, at the age of 43, while on assignment in Syria. He had been covering conflict in the Middle East for almost 20 years, reporting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Associated Press. He was awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for international reporting, in 2004 and in 2010, for his coverage of Iraq for The Washington Post. Mr. Shadid was a guest on the Leonard Lopate Show many times, discussing in depth the politics and turmoil in across the Middle East. Leonard spoke to him most recently in April 2011 about covering the events in Libya and his own capture there, and about anti-government protests in Syria. You can listen to those interviews and others he's had with Leonard over the years:

April 2011, on the government crackdown in Syria

April 2011, on being captured while covering the unrest in Libya

March 2010, on Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections

August 2006, an update from Tyre, Lebanon

July 2006, from Tyre, Lebanon - the interview was cut short because of a nearby explosion

September 2005, on his book about Iraq, Night Draws Near