The Press: Commuting to War

NBC Correspondent Jim Hartz and an Israeli escort officer were filming an interview as their car traveled on the Golan Heights behind Israeli lines. Without warning, a shell hit near the road. While camera and tape recorder continued to roll, Hartz, his escort and film crew ditched the car and sprawled on the ground as a heart-stopping succession of blasts bracketed them.

Hartz and his companions escaped unscratched from the Syrian artillery barrage. But the gripping vignette dramatized the random dangers and constant frustrations involved in covering the Arab-Israeli war. Correspondents frequently...

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