August 1, 2010 by Post Team
Christiane Amanpour, (ABC News) — Saying he was “eager to open a window to the world,” ABC’s Christiane Amanpour has joined the company of hosts Sunday political dialogue.
Amanpour claimed his role in “This Week” on Sunday, replacing George Stephanopoulos in the program that competes with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CBS’s “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday.”
She appeared comfortable and aggressive questioning in his new position.
Guests on the first issue was chairman of the House, Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Both interviews were pretaped – a double of the usual nature of the show live Sunday.
But above all, the time format stuck closely to the past.
The second half consisted of the traditional round-tableanlysis by a trio of familiar faces: the journalist George Will, Donna Brazile political strategist and economist Paul Krugman, along with the Pakistani journalist and Taliban expert Ahmed Rashid, Madrid.
“This Week” continues its origin at the Newseum in Washington, but the show has recently been considered as the “from all across our world to the heart of our nation’s capital.”
“Having witnessed first hand the challenges and global opportunities that America faces every day, I’m eager to open a window to the world and cut the classified aspects we all face,” said Amanpour on the top of the broadcast.
Of course, domestic politics was never far from the conversation.
“What you can do for the people (U.S.) in this highly polarized situation? Amanpour asked Pelosi.
Pelosi replied that what he calls a very polarized Amanpour is a great difference of opinion. The Republicans are here by special interests, we are here for people’s interests. ”
Amanpour, a journalist with 52 years of age, born in Iran, whose specialty is international stories, was a surprise hire by ABC after spending a quarter century on CNN. She became one of the most known of CNN for his hard-nosed reporting of the war zones and other trouble spots.
She won a high profile as the top international correspondent for CNN in the days when there was only one cable news network, reporting from conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, the Balkans and elsewhere.
Since moving to New York several years ago to be with her husband, former spokesman for the U.S. State Department, James Rubin, Amanpour has been much less airtime. She received a daily program for CNN International, highlights of which were shown each Sunday afternoon in CNN’s domestic network.
Since his hiring on ABC was announced in March, Amanpour has expressed the hope to bring a more comprehensive approach to national focus, often focusing on Washington’s “This Week.” She plans to travel to his new role as a home in New York, which seals its credibility as a Washington outsider.
Amanpour was chosen to “This Week” on ABC on internal candidates such as Terry Moran and Jake Tapper. The former ABC “Nightline” anchor Ted Koppel reports was also considered.
Tapper had filled in as interim host since January. After seven years on “This Week, Stephanopoulos moved to” Good Morning America on ABC, “replaces Diane Sawyer, who in December took over the network’s” World News Tonight “anchor Charles Gibson to retire.
Then, “This Week” ranked second in the ratings behind “Meet the Press”, according to Nielsen Co. But since the departure of Stephanopoulos’, p
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