Christiane Amanpour

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

For over twenty years CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour has been dispatched to nearly every hot-spot around the globe. She joins us to talk about covering the problems confronting the world today and her life in journalism.

Christiane Amanpour will be in conversation with Irshad Manji
Wed Feb 18 at 8 pm
at the 92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Ticket information here


Christiane Amanpour

Comments [25]

Joe Adams from Hillsdale, Bergen County,NJ

To Eve: When you have a copulative verb in your predicate (is, feel etc.) you follow it with a noun or pronoun in the nominative case. (It is I. It was we.) Also, use predicate adjectives, not adverbs. Thus, I feel bad about the accident. (Not I feel badly about the accident.)

Feb. 18 2009 03:16 PM
Eve from Staten Island

A grammar question...

A speaker -- an English teacher -- said "We are Acme Company, and Acme Company is we.” Shouldn't that have been "Acme Company is us?"

Or is the use of "we" in this example actually correct? Is so, why? And is there a way to construct a sentence like this so that the use of the word "we" would be correct?


Feb. 18 2009 01:39 PM
samir from Bay Ridge

#22 - lol db

you sound like someone with an opinion and a lack of fear to state it,,,

speaking of misplaced feminist rage....
this is just appalling:

Buffalo, NY Man Beheads Wife; Feminists Shrug Their Heads.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

Wonder if AManpour is covering (up) this one...

Feb. 18 2009 01:31 PM
db from nyc

... what is it in "db from nyc" and "samir from Bay Ridge" that brings you to the conclusion that we are expressing "male" points of view???

unfortunately, being annoyingly self absorbed is gender independent.

Feb. 18 2009 01:12 PM
Jane from Brooklyn

to DB an Samir:
it is interesting that lots of guys have a problem with Christiane. There are still plenty of men in US who can't stand a woman with opinions and a lack of fear to state them.

Feb. 18 2009 01:00 PM
db from nyc

samir... totally agree! she's been reading and living too much of her own CNN marketing department press.

Feb. 18 2009 12:52 PM
samir from Bay Ridge

i love how she immediately chimed in that her courage award was for MORAL courage

if only her MORAL courage came close to her ego

Feb. 18 2009 12:52 PM
samir from Bay Ridge

#16 db

it's not just

can anyone actually name one distinctive element of her reporting...

it's all about marketing....

she's no more special than your local blonde weather woman

but she totally exploits her otherness...

Feb. 18 2009 12:49 PM
db from nyc

... she thinks she's fabulous.

Feb. 18 2009 12:45 PM
db from nyc

... is it just me, or is she almost always annoying. her "style" of "tough-guy" journalism strikes me as so clichè:

Feb. 18 2009 12:42 PM
Maya from Brooklyn, NY

I think she's fabulous

Feb. 18 2009 12:41 PM
Jane from Brooklyn

Christiane is absolutely right about a lack of international coverage in US. I grew up in Soviet Union, and we had more international news on 2 tv channels than we do here. All one need to do is to BBC news to notice how much time is devoted to countries other than US and Britain.
I think it creates better citizens of the world out of people.
And thanks for your reporting, Christiane!

Feb. 18 2009 12:38 PM
Zachary from Washington DC

Also, how did Christina break into journalism? What would she recommend to aspiring young journalists who want to cover foreign affairs?

Feb. 18 2009 12:38 PM
robert from park slope

Can you ask your guest if Iranians had strong feelings about Israel (either good or bad) prior to the Islamic revolution?

Feb. 18 2009 12:37 PM
samir from Bay Ridge

Article about Amanpour/CNN bias & shoddy reporting

or as she just called it "stroytelling", lol

Feb. 18 2009 12:34 PM
samir from Bay Ridge

The next segment "Faking It" would be an apt title for the current

She's such a phony....

Feb. 18 2009 12:32 PM
Ash in Manhattan from Manhattan

I have only just turned on my radio, so I have not heard the content of what has been said so far. But the last time I listened to your show, you were struggling through an interview with Liza Minelli. Content aside (so far), I have been struck by how enormously articulate and clear this woman is. Listening to her speak our language is almost like listening to a brillant piece of music.

Feb. 18 2009 12:32 PM

Dear Leonard please read this.

I know you don't want to hear it but I have to say it.

a few moments ago that woman shut you up and rightfuly so.

your biggest problem as an interviewer is that you inject your own opinions into your questions.

This often a) turns the question simply into a podium for you to state what you think b) derails the guest and causes him/her to lose their train of thought c) derails the direction of the interview usually jarring it away from the thesis of the work the guest has in most cases spent a lifetime doing or researching in order to swirl around the, at times, amaturish understanding that you hold

what happened in this interview was a perfect example with one twist, instead of being derailed by you injecting your opinion in the question, she told you flatly that you were wrong instead of what most guests do which is tap dance around that you're wrong and try to bring the talk back to where it was right.

please be more aware of this. listen to the interview again. learn from this. there's no shame in what you've done. but your persistence in doing it often destroys many good interviews.

Feb. 18 2009 12:26 PM
karl from Brooklyn

It is bizarre that Amanpur and the interviewer are sitting there sucking up to each other talking about how it takes "moral courage" to do a harsh interview.

Feb. 18 2009 12:25 PM
Sara from Ridgewood

Can you ask her if she sees any bias in the US media to be pro-Israel?

Feb. 18 2009 12:23 PM
Zachary from Washington DC

What do you think the future of career foreign correspondents will be in an age when camera phone's and bloggers are available even in the remote and dangerous regions that are your beat?

Feb. 18 2009 12:19 PM
Chris from NJ

The main reason the U.S. people don't care about news in other countries is because they can afford not to care. It is true less and less today, but what happens in other countries affects smaller countries much more than it affects the U.S.

Feb. 18 2009 12:16 PM
RA from Connecticut

Why is CNN International so much more cerebral and sophisticated than CNN here? Why will Christiane's program be on International only? I enjoy CNN when traveling abroad and never watch it here.

Feb. 18 2009 12:14 PM
Betty Anne from UES

Hi Leonard,

Yesterday you spoke to Azadeh Moaveni and asked her if she felt a media bias for negative stories on Iran in the MSM. Could you ask Christiane this same question?


Feb. 18 2009 12:09 PM
Chris from NJ

She is so clearly anti-american. I've seen plenty of journalism from other countries that is "black and white".

Feb. 18 2009 12:09 PM

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