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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Journalist Sebastian Junger Reflects On Colleague’s Death, His Own Close Call

Directors and journalists Sebastian Junger, left, and Tim Hetherington are shown at the Restrepo outpost in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, during the filming of their documentary  "Restrepo". Hetherington was recently killed while reporting from Libya. (AP/Outpost Films/Tim Hetherington)

Directors and journalists Sebastian Junger, left, and Tim Hetherington are shown at the Restrepo outpost in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, during the filming of their documentary "Restrepo". Hetherington was recently killed while reporting from Libya. (AP/Outpost Films/Tim Hetherington)

Journalist Sebastian Junger was supposed to be in Libya, covering the conflict there with photojournalist Tim Hetherington last month. A personal matter kept him home, and Hetherington and another photographer, Chris Hondros, were killed in a battle in Misrata.

Junger joins us to reflect on his friend’s death and the work they did together, which resulted in his book, “War,” and their Oscar-nominated documentary “Restrepo.”

The film focuses on a platoon of U.S. soldiers at a remote outpost in Afghanistan.


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