FRONTLINE’s “The War Briefing” (maybe you saw it on PBS last night?) was all the talk of our morning news meeting just now. A great example of “anti-pack” reporting (going where everyone else is not… and, literally going, in this case to “the deadliest battlefield in the mountains of Afghanistan,” “the militant safe havens deep inside the Pakistani tribal areas, probing some of the most urgent foreign policy challenges facing the next president.”). And, exceptional execution by Marcela Gaviria (producer), Martin Smith (correspondent ), Timothy Gruzca (producer/cameraman in Afghanistan), and all involved.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.