HDNet to Air Arafat Funeral in HD


HDNet said it has captured the only HD footage of the funeral of Palestinian leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Yasser Arafat earlier this month.

The all-HD network will air The Arafat Funeral in HD: An HDNet World Report Exclusive Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST).

HDNet correspondent Greg Dobbs and the crew from the network’s World Report were in Ramallah as Palestinian masses swarmed the helicopter when it landed there and, the network added, “the viewer is pulled directly into the realism of the moment, with the sights of tens of thousands of people in chaos and the sounds of crying, shouting and gunfire as the Palestinians mourn for their fallen leader.”