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Amanpour Leaving ABC's This Week

George Stephanopoulos will return to the show

(Newser) - Sunday morning news junkies will see a big change come Jan. 8: Christiane Amanpour is leaving her gig as host of ABC's This Week and will be replaced by former host George Stephanopoulos. Amanpour will work on prime-time specials for the network and develop a new show focusing on... More »

Colin Powell: Tea Party Candidates Can't Win

But Dems, GOP also too partisan, he tells Christiane Amanpour

(Newser) - Colin Powell took aim at Tea Party candidates, Democrats, and Republicans alike today in a plea for compromise on Capitol Hill. Speaking on Christiane Amanpour, the former Bush secretary of state said Tea Party contenders are too hard-line to win next year's presidential election: "The Tea Party point... More »

Gadhafi: 'My People Would Die for Me'

Ruler says Libyan demonstrators are al-Qaeda operatives

(Newser) - In Moammar Gadhafi's Libya, the only protesters are a few al-Qaeda-backed, drug-addled Libyans, the rest of his people love him, and he in fact can't step down—and certainly has no intention of doing so. The Libyan leader sat down with ABC's Christiane Amanpour and the BBC's Jeremy Bowen for... More »

Mubarak: I Want to Leave but I Can't

He tells ABC he fears even worse chaos would ensue

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak tells ABC's Christiane Amanpour that he's tired of being president and would like to resign immediately, but fears Egypt would sink into even worse chaos if he did. Other early highlights from the interview:
  • On the violence: He insists his government isn't responsible and blames the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Amanpour's New, This Week's the Same

Former CNN correspondent moves into ABC host chair

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour made her much-debated move into the host's chair at ABC's This Week today, replacing George Stephanopoulos and a parade of interim fill-ins, and critics agree: The show feels essentially the same.
  • Besides some cosmetic tweaking, the highest-profile change was "a new face who fit with Amanpour's goal
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Is Amanpour Too Brunette for TV Critics?

Or is she too Persian?

(Newser) - The controversy about Christiane Amanpour taking over ABC's This Week shows people can't deal with a brunette anchorwoman in a sea of blondes, Alex Pareene writes in Gawker . Washington Post critic Tom Shales has been cracking jokes about Amanpour's bad hair. Pareene retorts that it "seems pretty normal—besides,... More »

This Week Move Risky for ABC, Amanpour

Foreign correspondent is odd fit for DC-centric This Week

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour isn't an obvious choice to host ABC’s Sunday gabfest This Week, but the network is confident in its choice. ABC says “Interviews and analysis about domestic politics and policies” will remain the show's focus, with the addition of an “international perspective.” Counting on a... More »

ABC Hires Amanpour for This Week

CNN correspondent switches networks

(Newser) - Christiane Amanpour has struck a deal with ABC News to become the new host of This Week in August. Though the CNN foreign correspondent is known for her international reporting, an ABC staffer says Amanpour feels confident about switching to domestic political reporting. She replaces George Stephanopoulos on the Sunday... More »

Worst-Dressed List Rides Again

GOP operative Roger Stone picks up celeb fashion no-nos from late Mr Blackwell

(Newser) - Roger Stone, infamous in political circles for his dirty tricks, is taking his snark to the world of fashion, the New York Post reports. Stone—who sports a tattoo of onetime boss Richard Nixon on his back—took it upon himself to fill the void left by the death of... More »

Amanpour Gets Own Show, Finally

CNN honchos give in after correspondent raises stink over Zakaria's program

(Newser) - CNN honchos will “soon” announce that dedicated globetrotter Christiane Amanpour will be getting her own show. “She’s getting her own hour. She was furious after CNN gave Fareed Zakaria his own show on Sunday—especially since it’s all about international affairs, which is her specialty,”... More »

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