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Insight with Charles Glass-author of The Tribes Triumphant

Veteran journalist Charles Glass speaks about being taken hostage, escaping from his Hizbollah captors and his journey through the Middle East.

In conversation with Martin Woollacott, the Guardian’s foreign affairs columnist.

In 1986, Glass interviewed the hostage crew of TWA flight 847 on the tarmac of Beirut Airport. He broke the news that the hijackers had removed the hostages from the plane and hidden them in the suburbs of Beirut, causing the Reagan Administration to abort a rescue attempt. In 1987, Glass himself was abducted and held hostage for two months before escaping from his Hizbollah captors.

Tribes With Flags chronicled Glass’s abduction in Beirut. The Tribes Triumphant: Return Journey to the Middle East picks up where Flags left off, following his return march north along the path of the Levant's last successful invasion, traversing across the Jordanian desert to the Iraqi border with Bedouin guides, exploring modern Israel, and revisiting the scene of his captivity.

Charles Glass is a freelance writer, documentary filmmaker and broadcaster who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings and eventually became Chief Middle East correspondent for the station.

Charles Glass has covered wars in the Middle East, Eritrea, Rhodesia, Somalia, Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. For more thirty years, he has been a regular contributor and columnist in newspapers and magazines in the United States and the United Kingdom.


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Date and Time:

21 June 2006 at 9:00 am


1 hour 30 minutes



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