On the Front Line with Marie Colvin

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

War correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in a rocket attack in February 2012 while she was covering the uprising in Syria. Her sister Cat Colvin and colleague Paul Conroy discuss Marie Colvin’s life and work. On the Front Line: The Collected Journalismof Marie Colvin includes her interviews with Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadaffi; reports from East Timor in 1999; accounts of her terrifying escape from the Russian army in Chechnya; and reports from the strongholds of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tigers where she was hit by shrapnel, leaving her blind in one eye. Conroy’s book Under the Wirelooks back at their friendship and the final year he spent alongside Marie.


Cat Colvin and Paul Conroy

Comments [5]

Mark from Delaware

Didn't expect it, but this interview actually brought tears to my eyes.

Oct. 16 2013 10:59 AM
Peter Talbot from Harrison NJ

Brilliant story. Brilliant family. Kudos to Paul. One of the best interviews Leonard has done in a while. Learned much. Smiled with tears in the eyes in front of the car radio. And to think I used to associate an eye patch with Dayan. . .

Oct. 16 2013 09:03 AM
mossy from Dallas

Great story, she was a legend as is Paul! Thanks!

Oct. 15 2013 09:35 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Scratch my previous comment. Interesting story.

Oct. 15 2013 12:42 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

This conversation is uniquely annoying for its level of preciousness.

Oct. 15 2013 12:21 PM

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