Journalists Targeted in Cairo

Journalists Targeted in Cairo

Are America's top TV anchors being singled out for retribution in Egypt?

CNN's Anderson Cooper was forced to retreat to the safety of his darkened hotel room after he and his camera crew are attacked by an angry mob of pro-government forces, saying, "We've been advised to actually turn off our lights, get down on the floor, and try to barricade the area that we're in."

As Cooper struggles to escape, fists fly and he's followed through the streets, punched and kicked as he tried to get away.

"I've been hit now like ten times," said Cooper as he taped the chase on the streets.

Fortunately, Cooper made it to safety without serious injury.

But today he tweeted that he was attacked again, saying, "Situation on ground in Egypt very tense. Vehicle I was in attacked. My window smashed. All ok."

CBS News's Lara Logan was marched back to her hotel at gunpoint today while she was filming the protests.

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric spoke about the dangerous situation on The Early Show after she was jostled, broadcasting from Liberation Square.

Couric reported, "There was so much anger and rage, you could see it in the eyes of some of these protestors."

A rock was hurled at the windwhield of a car carrying ABC's Christiane Amanpour.

ABC's producer Brian Hartman today tweeted about a truly terrifying confrontation: "Just escaped after being carjacked at a checkpoint and driven to a compound where men surrounded the car and threatened to behead us."

Reporters for the nation's leading newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post tweeted that they were being rounded up by the Egyptian military, possibly for their own protection.

The state department has condemned what it calls a "concerted campaign to intimidate" foreign journalists in Egypt.