The toll of foreign reporting

On today’s Desert Island Discs programme, the BBC’s Today Programme interviewee frightener John Humphrys admits working as a foreign correspondent takes its toll on family life. Humprhys adds he gave up being a foreign correspondent in 1981 because he was tired as life on the road,

“I remember going on one trip when my daughter Catherine was a baby, and she was a toddler when I came back. I missed seeing her growing up. The first bits of the walking. That’s sad. You shouldn’t do that. I wouldn’t recommend that.” link