"In the Hot Zone": Interview with Pioneering War Correspondent Kevin Sites
(October 2007) One of the world's most respected war correspondents, Kevin Sites spent five years covering global war and disaster for several national networks. His new book, "In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars," chronicles the year he spent as a pioneering Web journalist, posting multimedia dispatches from the world's "hot zones." In the hot zone Kevin met International Rescue Committee staff, whom he has called “unknown soldiers” and whose work he’s praised. On October 25, he visited the IRC in New York to read from his book and talk about the lesson he learned from the HotZone project: that "war poses as combat but is really collateral damage" — the destruction of civil society. Kevin also took time out for a few questions.
(6 min, 50 sec)