CNN/I: BackStory

Length: 8:12

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"Transcendent" is how Michael describes the sheer joy evident at the packed football stadium in Baghdad for the first international game played there since before the war began. This piece for BackStory shows Michael's eye for capturing the moment even as he loses his voice while trying to be heard over the noise. Jim Clancy clearly enjoys presenting the piece, although his compliment at the end is sidestepped. (And just in case Michael ever sees this: Jim is right. Just sayin'.)