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August 25, 2006

CNN's toughest mobile bureau

CNN Hummer
Originally uploaded by Frank Steele.
In 2003, CNN equipped two Hummers for mobile reporting from the invasion of Iraq in 2003 at CNN Center.

One of the two is currently on display at CNN Center, where I saw it on Wednesday.

The vehicles were mobile uplink units with portable video editing capabilities, but also served as homes in the field for a reporter, technician, cameraman, and driver/bodyguard.

Martin Savidge and Walter Rodgers reported from the two CNN Hummers.

Here's CNN's placard on the high-mobility multiwheeled broadcast vehicles, and here are two other views.

August 25, 2006 in CNN | Permalink