Lara Logan is a journalist and war correspondent.
Besides being one of the greatest journalists of our time, what makes Lara even more special is that, like me, she is South African. Which, of course, gives me the privilege to laugh at her funny accent.
Her résumé is impressive, from CBS, to 60 Minutes, to FOX; and her decades of war reporting – including Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya – have been both brilliant and brutal. For example, Lara was attacked by a mob, and beaten, and gang-raped, while covering the 2011 revolution in Egypt, yet continues to stand strong and do great journalism in spite of the obvious dangers.
In our conversation, she chatted about
- missing being in South Africa;
- Trump understanding the working class;
- the essence of journalism;
- navigating the fog of war;
- fake news, narratives, and facts;
- being gang-raped and the will to survive; and
- the dangers of the post-Covid world.
Lara’s rape story is the most heart wrenching moment I’ve ever experienced on my podcast. God bless Lara for not giving up, and for being an inspiration.