On to Spain

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Nov.3, 2004 7:40 AM

On the iPod® is "Wild Horses" by The Sundays. Not sure if anyone does it better than The New Riders.

Hotel gym was full of middle-aged men up early and still hoping to turn it around.

Saw a bellman in the hallway, standing in front of a closed room door with a pair of newly-shined shoes. The heels of the shoes were resting on his folded arm. I guess the door was going to open soon.

En route to Spain today, to the Straits of Gibraltar. That's the route into Europe for a lot of Muslim immigrants, in tiny boats across a nine-mile waterway that is usually described as treacherous, or, as a man I used to move furniture with used to say, "chechous."

In the meantime we've started to edit the other reports for the series. There are two ways to edit, on the big tape editing machines or on a Mac laptop computer. It is the difference between using a typewriter and a word processor. You can make infinite immediate changes on the computer. With tapes you have to dub down or start over. TV has been slow to make the change, especially in the field overseas. I have not done it for a while, so it's slow going. When you do it this way sometimes you put the pictures together first, so the pictures write the script.

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Steve, you need to write a book, or two... Your work, no one else's, has shown me the importance of the specific type of work you do. You have a gift, thank you for sharing it. Stay safe and keep writing!

Sarah (Allen, TX)


You're providing fantastic reporting from every quarter of the globe. Thank you.

— Sean (Norcross, GA)


Thank you for your view of life in Fallujah, my husband is Lt. Lyle, and with him so far away, it gives me a little more insight on what he is dealing with. Your reporting is easy to read, and entertaining at the same time.

Thank you for your support of our troops.



Dear Steve,
My name is Julie and I live in York, PA,. My family watches only FOX. It is the only station we trust anymore. I would like to say THANK YOU for covering all that is happening. I don't know how you do it, but just know that we say our prayers for you each time you come on.

Keep up the good work,
stay safe and take care

Julie from York, PA

I read the brief piece about recruiting jihadists and it moved me. Not in a good way, more like a roller coaster-nausia way.

— Kim (Scotts Valley, CA)


This story gave me a very cold chill. This is why I firmly stand behind the people who want these atrocities stopped.

— Sandi (Kansas City)

I must commend you on this story, it is very eye opening. I'm sitting here at work shaking with anger.

— Tony


I just want to know how? How can you see what you see and still stay sane? I was a paramedic for 20 years and thought I had seen the worst one human could do to another....sadly not true. Maybe you have.

— Pam (Dublin, GA)


Your story makes my blood run cold. I am both furious, and heartbroken that no one is stepping in to stop this.

— Elizabeth (Clearwater, FL)

Steve Harrigan currently serves as a Miami-based correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 2001 as a Moscow-based correspondent.