In early February, things were not going well in Egypt for Lara Logan. But she did not heed the warnings and really no one would have ever imagined the brutality that the seasoned CBS correspondent would be subjected to a week or so later.
Just four days before the mom of two was attacked in Egypt on February 11th, she did an interview with Charlie Rose. The interview was about her tough time in Egypt and took place after she escaped the country in the midst of turmoil. While safely on U.S. soil, Lara Logan spoke about being detained by the Egyptian military and how her driver there had been beaten.
What did she say in the interview with Charlie Rose, an interview which seems eerie under the current circumstances?
She said it was “in her blood to be covering this story”, adding that she would return to the country “tomorrow” if she could interview the President Hosni Mubarak. At one point she said that “felt like a failure” for not getting the entire story.
Lara Logan also told Charlie Rose that:
“I’m also aware of the fact that I put my family through a very difficult situation, and you know its very easy to look at these things in hindsight and say: “oh well OK, why didn’t you stay they didn’t deport you?”, the circumstances had fundamentally shifted when they turned us out onto the streets after about, I don’t know from about 4 in the afternoon until about 8 in the morning, that’s a long, long, long, night that we spent with them, and there was no question after what we were subjected to that we were not safe and we are now targeted.”
You can see a part of her Charlie Rose interview here.
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