Thursday, May 15, 2014

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR

This astute international journalist represents a beautiful blend of the good from the Middle East and the good from the Western world.  As an extremely gifted war correspondent, she was born in London, and is fluent in Persian as well as English.  She graduated from the University of Rhode Island summa cum laude with a B. A. degree in journalism.

Dear Ones,

In Christiane Amanpour's own words, "I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, my bicycle and 100 dollars."
The rest of her life is sheer success after being hired in 1983 on the foreign CNN desk in Atlanta, Georgia.  Six year later she was transferred to Frankfort, Germany where she was emerged in the democratic revitalization encompassing Eastern Europe.  She is fearless, strong and confident in her career through giving a profound picture of what's going on in the world at large.

In 1990 she reported for the Persian Gulf War and afterwards the Bosnian war and other problem areas.  She is known for giving both sides to any conflict and covering it well with indepth  thought. Her compassion for humanity in general contributes to her strength. She is not afraid to report genocide when it is what it is, as she genuinely feels children's needs and exposes their abuses.

In covering just about all war zones and reporting  terrorist bombings she predicted that a Serbian general was guilty of setting off six shellings in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo, and a judge proved her to be right.  Some men chide her for being clarvoiant what many women possess.  But the whole picture reveals that she is observant, well-read and makes it her goal to be internationally informed about what is going on in the Middle East and elsewhere,  another one of her strong suits. She knows her cards and how to play them well with world-wide truths.

Christiane has met many diplomatic celebrities in her interviews and correspondence, such as Yasser Arafat and French President Jacque Chirac, whom I also have been honored through correspondence.  She is the first international correspondent to interview British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

From 1996 to 2005 Christine had a contract with 60 Minutes of news reports and interviews.  She is the reciepient of the Peabody Award and over 32 other awards and honors. 


In Amanpour's own words, "I really believe good journalism is good business."  And she gives it her all.  She also has appeared in journalistic films.  But personally, I see Christiane Amanpour, not only very talented in her field, but also as a lovely woman who reminds me of Rosland Russell who played the lead in Auntie Mame.  Christine is a of real value to the world as she informs us all.

Mame
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