As the U.S. prepares to leave Afghanistan next year, women and girls fear a resurgent Taliban and their acid-throwing, rib-breaking ways. Read More
Attendees at AOL and PBS’s recent joint “Makers Lunch” at AOL Studios in the Village posed in front of a bank of monitors featuring images of Katie Couric, Condoleezza Rice, Sandra Day O’Connor, and other famous femmes. They were celebrating the launch of Makers.com, a site that features video interviews with a number of lady machers who Read More
As New York Times reporter Brian Stelter accidentally informed the entire caring population (i.e. his Twitter followers), Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC News’s This Week.
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Occupy Wall Street’s articulate champion of the Nu-New Left, Jesse LaGreca, finally made it to air this Sunday when he was invited on ABC’s This Week with Christiane Amanpour. Watch the Daily Kos writer made famous by his un-aired Fox News interview hold his own against the likes of George Will and Peggy Noonan. We’ve also transcribed Mr. LaGreca’s segment below for those of you at work without headphones.
Christiane Amanpour will begin her tenure on ABC’s This Week Sunday, taking over from interim host Jake Tapper. By the looks of things, she’s rarin’ to go. Ms. Amanpour will kick things off with a “double exclusive,” featuring Speaker Nancy Pelosi (“by all accounts the most powerful woman ever in the United States”) and Defense Read More
In the end, perhaps somewhat predictably, David Westin went with the biggest star.
Today, Mr. Westin, the president of ABC News, officially announced that the network had hired Christiane Amanpour as the new anchor of the Sunday public affairs program, This Week.
The high-profile D.C. gig has been vacant since the fall when George Stephanopoulos replaced Read More
In keeping with its decision to have George Stephanopoulos co-host a program that barely interests him, ABC has reportedly offered his old gig at This Week to CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who wants to make the Beltway staple less about Washington politics.
According to FishbowlDC, Ms. Amanpour has told colleagues that Read More
In January, Christiane Amanpour was covering the inauguration in Washington D.C. for CNN International when she was struck with an idea for a long-form project. President Barack Obama had said in his inaugural address that he wanted a new way forward for the Islamic world, and that the United States could no longer Read More
Wednesday evening at Pier 60, the dedication of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly known as the Triborough!) attracted a long list of high-profile guests—Sarah Jessica Parker, Carl Bernstein, Matt Dillon, not to mention gaggles of politicians and Kennedys. And Archbishop Desmond Tutu! The Daily Transom wondered what kinds of Manhattan landmarks this sort of Read More
At the New York Public Library’s Library Lions benefit on Monday, Nov. 3, most guests were eager to get home at a reasonable hour—since polls around the city were scheduled to open at 6 a.m. the next day, and as several guests pointed out, open bars at benefits tend to make it difficult to get Read More