MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO, THE: AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION {SHORT VERSION}

Summary

One in this series of seminars conducted by The Museum of Television & Radio. In this seminar, moderated by Museum president Robert M. Batscha in the Mark Goodson Theater, newswoman Christiane Amanpour discusses her work. After a screening of her career highlights (excised from this Short Version), Amanpour touches on such topics as: how she feels about the "human spirit" after years of traveling to war-torn nations; world leaders that have impressed her, notably King Hussein of Jordan; her thoughts on Abdullah II of Jordan, son and successor to the late King Hussein; how and when she knew she wanted to be a journalist; being spurred on by watching the television exploits of newswomen Oriana Fallaci and Barbara Walters; growing up in Iran; the importance of American news networks covering foreign news; the omnipresent coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder trial vis-a-vis other "important" news; covering tragedies in locales like Rwanda and Bosnia; balancing her commitments to CNN and "^60 Minutes"; whether she reports on her own feelings and conclusions on the stories she covers; the bravery it takes to cover certain stories; if the tragedies she witnesses on a daily basis affect her ability to get to sleep; the difference between her work today and her "gung ho" attitude when she started in journalism; the process that occurs after she writes a news story; the pressures of reporting live; how her frequent travel for work affects her family life; what the future holds for her; reporting from countries that are not hospitable to working women; what will ultimately happen to Saddam Hussein and Iraq; and whether there's any story she hasn't reported on but would still like to cover.

Details

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  • DATE: March 15, 1999 Monday 6:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:34:02
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:56457
  • GENRE: Seminars
  • SUBJECT HEADING: She Made It Collection (Christiane Amanpour)
  • SERIES RUN:
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CREDITS

    • Robert M. Batscha … Moderator
    • Christiane Amanpour … Guest
    • Abdullah, King of Jordan
    • Oriana Fallaci
    • Hussein, King of Jordan
    • Saddam Hussein
    • O.J. Simpson
    • Barbara Walters