This tape includes segments of various Christiane Amanpour CNN news reports.

In the first segment, a CNN Time clip from 1998, Amanpour has an exclusive conversation with Jordan's King Hussein, his first major interview since undergoing cancer treatment. During the conversation, Hussein touches on: changing the line of succession from his brother Hassan to his son Abdullah; his return to Jordan after his treatment in the United States and the ceremony in the streets that followed; his wife Queen Noor and the struggles she has faced due to his cancer; what he was thinking about while in the United States; the future of Jordan; other issues of major importance -- cancer, AIDS, terrorism -- to the future of the world; whether he still believes Iraq needs new leadership instead of Saddam Hussein; how he tries to bring peace to the Middle East; and his legacy and "battles" he still wants to win.

In the second segment, Amanpour is interviewed by Amy Eldon about such topics as: the American military tracking her movements; her pride in her Bosnian war coverage; the "journalism of attachment"; how she keeps her objectivity; her pointed question to President Bill Clinton regarding America's policy on Bosnia and "constant flip-flops"; being a "laptop bombadier"; and her insights into the death at age twenty-two of news photographer Dan Eldon, brother to Amy, when a mob in Somalia attacked him.

In the third segment, a CNN special report from January 7, 1998, Amanpour has a conversation with the president of Iran, Mohammad Khatami. Khatami touches on such topics as: his "historic message" to the people of America; his analysis of the American civilization; how humanity can find happiness; how Iran has struggled with its own liberty over the last two centuries; the concerns of the average American when it comes to Iran, precipitated by the taking of American hostages at the start of the Iranian Islamic revolution; analyzing Iran's behavior in the past; the "new chapter" in relations between America and Iran; whether he is prepared to have a dialogue with the American government about issues that concern him; America's "hostile" policies toward Iran; where a discourse between America and Iran might lead; whether Iran supports terrorism and what he would do if he found that to be the case; whether he condemns terrorism; whether what often happens on the streets of Israel is terrorism; whether Iranian officials engage in surveillance against Americans; his opposition to the current Middle East peace process while refusing to get his country involved in the Palestinian situation; how to establish lasting peace in the Middle East; Iran's nuclear program and whether he would allow it to be monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency; his ability to implement foreign policy; opposition to his policies from certain factions; and where Iran may be one year from now. Afterward, senior White House correspondent Wolf Blitzer discusses the U.S. State Department's reaction to Khatami's statements.

The fourth segment includes clips from Amanpour and other reporters covering the Bosnian War from July 1, 1992 to June 30, 1993. The numerous segments include: Amanpour reporting from Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina, on the battle being waged by Bosnian defense forces against a Serbian siege in its third day, detailing the carnage and ever-growing list of victims; Amanpour on children playing war with toy guns in the streets of Sarajevo while other children are being horribly maimed by real gunfire; Amanpour at an isolated home for seniors in Nederici, Bosnia-Hercegovina, which has become a virtual prison for the occupants; Amanpour live from Sarajevo detailing a recent mortar explosion in a civilian area; Amanpour on a slaughter of Bosnian Muslims by Croats in Vitez in Central Bosnia; Amanpour on alleged "death camps" run by Serbians in Northern Bosnia, including videotaped testimony from two camp guards; Amanpour on Bosnian Muslim women who were systematically raped by Serb soldiers until they became pregnant; wounded refugees that were injured in Srebenica by Serbs arriving in Tuzla, Bosnia-Hercegovina; a May 2, 1993 "CNN weekend" report from anchor Joe Oliver about the Bosnian-Serbs signing an international peace agreement; coverage of the Athens, Greece, signing of the peace agreement; Clinton and Secretary of State Warren Christopher's option for ending the fighting, as Christopher travels to the region; Susan Rook and Blitzer reporting on the peace agreement; Amanpour reporting from Pale, Bosnia-Hercegovina, on voting for a referendum on the peace agreement; Clinton discussing why the referendum is a "delaying tactic"; Amanpour speaking with Radovan Karadzic, Bosnian Serb leader, on Clinton's statements; a "CNN Special Presentation: Bosnia: Guns and Ballots" with Amanpour, Mark Dulmage, Jim Clancy, Richard Blystone, Ralph Begleiter, and Jeanne Moos reporting on the referendum's ripple effects; European Community envoy Lord David Owen's thoughts on the referendum; Amanpour speaking with Serb soldiers in Pale about the referendum and the proposed division of the territory; Anne McDermott reporting on a young war victim from Bosnia being rescued and "adopted" -- along with his mother and younger brother -- by an American family in Los Angeles; Jamie McIntyre reporting on U.S. aid bundles being sent to needy Bosnian Muslims via high-altitude drops; Clancy reporting on the Bosnian Croat's ongoing "sniper's war" against Muslim troops in Mostar, Bosnia-Hercegovina; Brent Sadler reporting on the 40,000 Muslim refugees that await food supplies after escaping to Srebenica, Bosnia-Hercegovina; and Jackie Shymanski reporting from Sarajevo on the "statistics" of the 365 days of war between three ethnic groups that can no longer live together.

The fifth segment is a CNN special presentation from the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, a Global Forum hosted by Judy Woodruff. First, Amanpour reports from Sarajevo on what people are expecting to hear from Clinton, set to speak later in the evening, regarding the Bosnian War. Similar reports are offered from Shaw in Johannesburg, South Africa, Bill Delaney in Jerusalem, and Tom Mintier in Seoul, South Korea. Back in Atlanta, Paulo Henrique Amorim of TV Globo Brazil offers his thoughts on what Brazilians wish to hear from Clinton. The tape cuts off abruptly.


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  • RUNNING TIME: 2:00:18
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:55998
  • GENRE: News
  • SUBJECT HEADING: She Made It Collection (Christiane Amanpour)
  • SERIES RUN: CNN - TV, 1992-1998


  • Parisa Khosravi … Producer
  • Amos Gelb … Producer
  • Judy Woodruff … Host
  • Joe Oliver … Anchor
  • Bernard Shaw … Anchor, Reporter
  • Christiane Amanpour … Interviewer, Reporter, Guest
  • Wolf Blitzer … Reporter
  • Amy Eldon … Reporter
  • Susan Rook … Reporter
  • Jackie Shymanski … Reporter
  • Brent Sadler … Reporter
  • Anne McDermott … Reporter
  • Mark Dulmage … Reporter
  • Jim Clancy … Reporter
  • Richard Blystone … Reporter
  • Ralph Begleiter … Reporter
  • Jeanne Moos … Reporter
  • Bill Delaney … Reporter
  • Tom Mintier … Reporter
  • King Hussein of Jordan … Guest
  • Mohammad Khatami … Guest
  • Paulo Henrique Amorim … Guest
  • King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Queen Noor al Hussein of Jordan
  • Warren Christopher
  • Bill Clinton
  • Dan Eldon
  • Prince Hassan of Jordan
  • Saddam Hussein
  • Radovan Karadzic
  • David Owen