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Lara Logan of CBS News Was Attacked and Sexually Assaulted in Egypt

by Maureen Ryan, posted Feb 15th 2011 4:30PM
Lara Logan minutes before she was assaulted in Egypt. Many of the scenes broadcast from Egpyt in recent days have been joyful, but events took a horrific turn for CBS News correspondent Lara Logan on Feb. 11, the day that former president Hosni Mubarak resigned.

CBS News has issued a statement saying on that day, Logan was physically and sexually assaulted by members of the crowd when she was separated from her news crew. The photo here was taken moments before the attack began.

Logan "was covering the jubilation in Tahrir Square for a '60 Minutes' story when she and her team and their security were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," according to the statement. "It was a mob of more than 200 people whipped into a frenzy."

"She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers," the statement continued.

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More American TV Reporters Attacked in Egypt

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 3rd 2011 4:15PM
Christiane Amanpour, Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper
As the violence between pro- and anti-government protesters in Egypt has escalated, several well-known TV journalists covering the clash have come under attack.

CNN's Anderson Cooper was punched in the face repeatedly by a pro-Mubarak mob, and now CBS's Katie Couric and ABC's Christiane Amanpour have also had frightening run-ins with angry protesters. Fox News correspondent Greg Palkot was severely beaten, according to Fox News.

"For the first time in the last few days you can really feel what dictatorship means," said CBS correspondent Lara Logan.

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Stephen Colbert Introduces Middle East Correspondent, Cat Named 'Christiane Aman-purr' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 3rd 2011 2:15PM
Christiane Aman-PurrStephen Colbert is sick of psychic animals, like the octopus who predicted the World Cup, wasting their talents picking winners in sporting events when "they should be predicting real world events."

With that, Colbert introduced 'The Colbert Report's' (weekdays, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) senior Middle Eastern correspondent, a cat named Christiane Aman-purr.

"You are an expert on Egypt," Colbert told the cat, "in that you are worshiped as a God there."

However, when Colbert began peppering the cat with question about the embattled nation it had no response.

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Eureka: Show Me The Mummy

by Brett Love, posted Aug 27th 2008 9:02AM
Colin Ferguson - Eureka
(S03E05) This week in Eureka wasn't quite what I expected. After the dramatics from "I Do Over" I assumed most of that would be swept to the side and we would be treated to one of the more comedic episodes. The fact that the episode was based on a mummy, and that goofy title, kind of hinted at that as well. It wasn't all yuks and Egyptian mysticism though. Weaved in with that weekly story we had the fallout from those major events from last week.

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Sesame Street abroad

by Adam Finley, posted Sep 5th 2006 6:02PM
sesame street egyptEvery day, I receive about one hundred e-mails demanding I post a video of a foreign version of Sesame Street. I also receive about the same amount of e-mails each day from people demanding I stop lying about people wanting to see a foreign version of Sesame Street. At any rate, after the jump you can see what Sesame Street looks like in another country, though you won't see any familiar faces, just a big green guy and a blue genie. You might notice the green fella is created in the same manner as Big Bird, whereas the puppeteer uses one hand for the head and the other hand for the left arm while the right arm remains motionless. I can't understand what either of them or saying, but I think it has something to do with the Denver Broncos, or possibly herb gardening. Check it out:

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Sharif says no again (and again)

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 16th 2005 1:23PM

It seems everyone wants a piece of Omar Sharif these days. First a televised drama in Britain tried to woo the legendary actor, and now Sharif has turned down an offer of one and a half million pounds to appear in an Egyptian drama. Don't take it as snobbery, however, as the aging actor claims he's been turning down roles due to failing health. He also recently turned down the chance to lend his voice to the upcoming animated adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves.

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