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Reporter's Notebook: Inside the Najaf Shrine

Salon.com writer Phillip Robertson spent three days in the shrine of the Imam Ali in Najaf, at the center of fierce fighting between U.S.-led forces and Muqtada al-Sadr's militia. Robertson talks to NPR's Alex Chadwick about risking his life to get inside the shrine.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.