Slow start

This morning Christiane Amanpour debuted as new host of ABC’s This Week show. She’s a real reporter, a substantial journalist who has reported from all over the world and has brought us serious and illuminating interviews with many world leaders.

Illuminating is what I look for from Amanpour and hope to see on ABC Sunday morning as this show finds it voice. So I hope this first show reflects the cowardice of the producers and not Amanpour’s vision. A bunch of same-old, same-old. If this is to be the show, ABC could have just kept Jake Tapper in the chair.

There were two interviews – Nancy Pelosi and Sect’y Gates (she asked better questions than her predecessors) , the Round Table (same name, same people including George Will and god-help-us-all Donna Brasile) and the “Sunday Funnies”.

A disappointment – but until the lady gets her sea legs, there is always the best Sunday morning show of all time, CBS Sunday Morning which I’ve watched since it first showed up at my weekly place of worship – with the late Charles Kurault at the helm.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep an eye on ABC and keep my hopes high.

3 responses to “Slow start

  1. Ah, I missed it.. Only GPS and Meet the Press this Sunday. The panel with Ed Rendell, Alan Greenspan and Mike Bloomberg was good. Real heavyweights. But of course – they have real jobs, not some talking idiots with meanings.

    Greenspan looks like a beaten man. I suspect he takes the whole thing personally – that he was dead wrong – and now the whole country is suffering. He truly believed in some naive theory – and missed the dynamics of raw power that’s always relentlessly pressing for cynic extortion of people and resources.

    Speaking of idiots – I almost watched this little clip of CNN “analysis” of Amanpours debut, but managed to stop! I just thought – who are these people anyways? Why am I looking at this? Resistance was not futile – for once!


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