The Costs Of Covering War

Hour 1:       What drives journalists to leave their families and risk their lives to tell the stories of war? NPR’s Kelly McEvers was on the ground in the Middle East as the Arab uprisings began, losing friends and colleagues to violence while her husband and daughter waited at home. She explores her own fear in the radio documentary Diary of a Bad Year: A War Correspondent’s Dilemma, and as part of our special Memorial Day episode of Think, we’ll listen back to our interview with McEvers from last fall.