After CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his crew were attacked Wednesday in Cairo, his bosses urged him to leave the politically torn country. But Cooper told CNN this is the biggest story on the planet, and going home would mean missing Egypt's historic uprising -- and he's staying put.
A friend of the silver fox tells PopEater, "Anderson said, 'No way. I'm staying as long as this incredible story lasts.'"
A network insider also reveals, "Anderson's passion is for news. When a story breaks, his first instinct is to jump on a plane with a camera and to document the real story. Other network hosts talk the talk from their luxury studios, but Anderson is on the ground."
Another reporter feeling the heat from protesters was "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, who was surrounded by angry Egyptians, but not attacked.