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The Atmosphere in Baghdad

Washington Post reporter Anthony Shadid tells NPR's Melissa Block what's happening in Baghdad. The looting, he says, has been rampant -- not just of government buildings, but of all buildings, including hospitals. He says Baghdad is in a state of anarchy with the complete collapse of any authority.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
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