Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rachel Maddow from Afghanistan: Our Favorite Foreign Correspondent!

Here's a quick look at Our Gal Rachel, reporting briefly on The Today Show on her embedding with American troops in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. She gives us a brief overview of the counterinsurgency strategy and where we stand on the eventual withdrawal of troops from the region:

And the more detailed report on The Daily Rundown:

And a videojournal post that captures my thoughts exactly:

Maddow is not a sit on the sidelines reporter. Her show has consistently given us news first-hand, whether it's an oilspill or now, a war zone, with award-winning, quality journalism. She and her team go the extra mile to make it happen, giving us insight we would not normally have as viewers. Tonight and tomorrow (July 6th and 7th) Rachel will be broadcasting live from Afghanistan at 6 p.m. Pacific on MSNBC. For my money, it'll be some of the most honest and direct reporting we'll see - a definite must-see!