Keith Graves

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Post by Hullo » Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:41 am

I thought I'd read that Keith Graves had retired, but he has turned up in Basra. Has he been on a writing sabbatical?

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Post by kev667 » Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:08 pm

was his package/live today?, 13th or yesterday? I love Keith. !

erm, afaik from others here - he semi retired a few years back, built a nice place in Greece (from memory) but comes back occasionally.. the last time (i think) was for the 2004 US. Prez elections.

He's a very good correspondent, can talk the hind legs off a donkey & was even quite controversial.. but only because he's quite blunt & tells it like it is.

I know Lindsay Hilsum is/was in Basra recently, last few days - so maybe there was a chance of an embedding & sky for lots of reasons, didnt have anyone else available.



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Post by Steven » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:05 am

Cyprus I believe.

Keith is deffo an a top notch Foreign Correspondent. Whenever he speaks I'm listening, he has an air of authority.

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Post by sky.dub » Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:01 pm

I remember Keith was in Washington on Sep 11th.

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Post by gsf » Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:28 am

He seems to be able to pick & choose what he does these days. Seems to do more reflective pieces. Wasn't he is Afganistan a while ago?

I agree that he is one of the very best tv journalists on British tv in the last 30 years.

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Post by dirkyt » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:40 am

My father hates him - yet I think he is an outstanding journalist. I hope that we do see much more of him. He has authority and clearly knows whats he talking about.

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