'Nightline' Illuminates The Unseen Story Of the Congo War

Authors: 
Shales, T. The Washington Post
Document Type: 
Media
Citation: 
Shales, T. (2001, September 7). 'Nightline' Illuminates The Unseen Story Of the Congo War. The Washington Post. [Online] Available: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/79888546.html?dids=79888546:79888546&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Sep+7%2C+2001&author=Tom+Shales&pub=The+Washington+Post&edition=&startpage=C.01&desc=%27Nightline%27+Illuminates+The+Unseen+Story+Of+the+Congo+War [2001, September 7].
Year Published: 
2001
Type Work: 
Newspaper Article
Availability: 
Online
Language: 
English
Url: 
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/79888546.html?dids=79888546:79888546&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Sep+7%2C+2001&author=Tom+Shales&pub=The+Washington+Post&edition=&startpage=C.01&desc=%27Nightline%27+Illuminates+The+Unseen+Story+Of+the+Congo+War
Bushmeat Asian Type: 
Bushmeat
Keywords: 
Congo; war; poverty
Abstract: 
In that time it has claimed an estimated 2.5 million lives; another 12,500 will die during the period in which the "Nightline" reports air, [Ted Koppel] says. The all-seeing eye of global media has somehow not seen this, or has little noticed it, until now. Koppel and his hardworking crew bring light to the heart of darkness at last. Koppel and the "Nightline" producers know that numbers are far less effective than faces in telling stories on television. Over the course of five nights, we see many haunted and haunting faces, the most affecting, naturally, being those of children suffering because of the continuing bloodshed. Your heart breaks at the sight of them and the yearning for hope in their eyes. The location is a village called Shabunda, and the "Nightline" crew was allowed in during a momentary respite from hostilities. So was a cargo plane leased by the U.N. World Food Program, which brought the first relief -- food and medicine...
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