When the press coverage is prohibited, as it has been for much of the war in Afghanistan, the scene is too often quickly forgotten. However, CBS News persisted and, with the able assistance of freelance cameraman Mike Hoover, kept viewers informed on events in that beleaguered country. These tight, well-written reports, detailing rebel efforts to cripple the capital of Soviet-occupied Afghanistan by destroying power lines en route to the city of Kabul, are to be applauded for once again demonstrating the value of the work done by those who take risks, and overcome obstacles, to keep the public informed.

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