Christiane Amanpour Is Not One to Put a Cart Before a Horse

Christiane Amanpour has almost made it through her second month hosting ABC’s This Week. She spoke with the Columbia Journalism Review about how things are going.

On Taking the job at ABC: “I believe in putting my work where my mouth is.”

On whether Americans want to see international news on a Sunday morning:I’m not going to put the cart before the horse.”

On competing with American Idol: “I think that’s a false dichotomy.”

On her background: “Let me be frank. I am foreign. I’m half Iranian, I’m half English, and I have an English accent.”

On the future of cable: “I don’t really want to talk about their programming or the situation in cable news right now.”

On the future of journalism: “Good journalism is alive and well.”

On bad journalism: “Some people want to jump on whatever comment is made and use it for their own political ends.”

On Mexico: “There’s a narco-trafficking sub-state that’s taking over.”