NPR’s Garrels on Iraq: “The reaction comes later”

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In a lecture at Northwestern University about covering the war in Iraq, NPR correspondent Anne Garrels described an “unlikely partnership” in Baghdad: Fox News offered to share generator power with NPR, which was only getting two hours of electricity a day. NPR rejected the offer at first, then relented. Garrels also described her wartime experiences, including watching people get killed. She admitted, “The reaction comes later–suddenly you don’t handle things the same way… In my case, I started drinking too much. I came home, and I couldn’t deal with it.”