Christiane Amanpour has been with CNN almost as long as the network has existed. She's covered the Gulf War, Bosnian War and Arab Spring. Amanpour moved to Atlanta in 1983 when she was hired by CNN as an entry-level desk assistant. She worked her way up to become chief international anchor for the international network.
Armanpour was recently in Atlanta to accept her award in the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame. "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott met up with Amanpour before the ceremony and asked her about career as an international journalist.
After a contentious interaction between CNN's Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump during a briefing, Acosta's press pass was revoked. CNN later sued the White House to restore Acosta's credentials, spurring a back and forth that ended with the White House reinstating Acosta's credentials. CNN dropped the lawsuit, but, in its place, the White House issued some broad new rules for journalists to follow during press briefings.
The event opened up a conversation about the press at a transformative political time. Jonathan Peters, assistant professor of journalism at UGA, joined us to discuss this unprecedented lawsuit and the changing role of journalists.
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