Dodging Katyushas

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Created: 2006


Dodging Katyushas
Summary: 'During the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in July and August of 2006, Current TV contributor Jaron Gilinsky set out to document the people and places affected by Hezbollah's Katyusha rocket firings into Israel, only to find himself in the middle of an attack.

'Gilinsky begins his journey at a train depot in Haifa, Israel, where, two days earlier, a single Katyusha rocket ripped through the center of the depot, killing eight workers. About two minutes into his interview with a worker from the Israel Railways, Gilinsky hears the muffled sound of an explosion. Immediately, they rush into a bomb shelter and ten seconds later, the 'BOOM' of the next explosion is heard and felt. With Gilinsky filming the entire time, the viewer feels right there with him.

'This segment provides an eye opening account of one the many bombs that rattled Israel during the 34-day conflict. We believe 'Dodging Katyushas' merits Peabody consideration because of its personal voice, and the real-time, immediate reaction it provides to an important foreign conflict.'--2006 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: Current TV (Television network)

Broadcast Date: July 20, 2006