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45 Engaging Minutes with Christiane Amanpour of ABC News

When the announcement was made this spring that Christiane Amanpour would leave CNN for ABC News my initial reaction was, there goes someone else out CNN’s spinning door.  But it’s way more than that.  Amanpour is among a select group of the most respected international broadcast journalists of the past quarter century and you could mount a convincing case that she is the best of her generation.

This August, Amanpour will slip into the Sunday morning chair at ABC “This Week,” the network’s premier public affairs program whose lineage traces back to the legendary David Brinkley.  She will be the first journalist of this kind – international boots constantly on the ground – to hold serve on Sunday. Continue reading

May 23, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“You Lie!” Ignites National Shout Out

Atlanta Mike Pix_Press_Club_189_-_Version_2My mother used to constantly admonish me, “If you don’t have something nice to say about someone then don’t say anything at all.”  Apparently my mother never met Joe Wilson.

Wilson is the white South Carolina Republican congressman and current poster boy for disrespect who shouted “You lie!” during President Barack Obama’s recent health care policy address to Congress.  Politicians from both parties roundly booed the red-faced Congressman who later apologized to Obama.  The President accepted the apology. Continue reading

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment