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Injured by a car bomb while covering the war in Iraq, award-winning journalist Kimberly Dozier talks about how she survived the act of terrorism that killed her colleagues; explains her reasons for writing "Breathing the Fire" (Meredith, 2008) about her experiences in Iraq; and shares some advice to budding journalists.
Kimberly Dozier is an award-winning CBS News correspondent, who reported primarily on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was seriously injured by a car bomb in 2006. She is the recipient of a 2008 Peabody Award and four Gracie Awards from American Women in Radio and Television, including the Grand Gracie Award in 2007 for her body of work in Iraq. She lives in Jerusalem and is currently on assignment in the CBS News Washington bureau. Dozier will appear in the History & Biography pavilion.
About the 2008 National Book Festival
The 2008 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.