Anthony Shadid’s House of Stone

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New York Times reporter Nada Bakri talks about her late husband, New York Times Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid, who died last month in Syria. She discusses his life and career as a foreign journalist and the challenge of reporting on a rapidly changing Middle East. Shadid’s new memoir,House of Stone , tells the story of his year away from reporting, when he started rebuilding his great-grandfather’s house in Lebanese countryside. We’ll also be joined by Rajiv Chandrasekaran, National Editor at the Washington Post, who worked with Shadid, covering Iraq.



Nada Bakri and Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Comments [2]

Not to diminish the other vitally important issues in Mr. Shadid's rich, ultra-productive life, but the links between asthma and smoking were established long ago, and to ignore this factor in his death does a disservice to all those who have died of tobacco-related diseases.

THIS is why tobacco control is an important issue. Diminishing through omission this factor is why many people don't think tobacco is much of an issue--even as our friends, neighbors and family fall away like flies, to the tune of 450,000 a year in this country alone.

Yes, we've had tobacco companies working to condition the public consciousness for 50 years, but it's time to get over it. What does it take to get people to fully realize: yes, tobacco use leads to incalculable loss for us all.

The Surgeon General just released a report on teens and tobacco marketing. Dollars to doughnuts Mr. Shadid was addicted in his teens.

Mar. 08 2012 01:01 PM
Michael Dorfman

Now I listen the show about Anthony Shadid. I know Marg Ayun since the First Lebanon War.
Shadid was lucky one. If the Shadid’s family had come from some village a a few miles farther south, Israelis wouldn’t let him, let alone to allow him to rebuild his ancestral house.

Mar. 08 2012 12:24 PM

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