Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Yulia and Christiane

For the record: I appreciate all the women leaders of government worldwide, and I appreciate all the women journalists who cover them.

Here's Christiane Amanpour interviewing former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko about the Russian invasion of Crimea:


Christiane has done so much good work on crises in the Middle East, and her documentaries such as God's Warriors--Christian, Jewish, Muslim (2007) are classics.

I like Ashleigh Banfield's Legal View on CNN.  http://edition.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/banfield.ashleigh.html

I love Candy Crowly, Fredricka Whitfield, and Erin Burnett with OutFront.  

Who can't be a fan of  Rachel Maddow on MSNBC?

And then in print there's Maureen Dowd and many others.  

I can get more interested in international and national affairs when there are women playing key roles.

When I watch archived footage of news anchors in the 1950s and 60s, with men's faces and sober voices at every turn, I wonder how I lived through those times.

How?  By not asking questions.

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