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Christiane Amanpour: Amanpour Takes Over “This Week”

Christiane Amanpour made her debut hosting ABC’s This Week today, replacing George Stephanopoulos.

The 52-year-old Iranian journalist left CNN, where she reported on international affairs for 25 years, for the ABC gig.


This Oct.14, 2008 photo shows former CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour at the 29th Annual Salute to Women In Sports Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Amanpour logs her first day as host of ABC's "This Week." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Her first episode helming This Week began with pre-taped interviews with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

The show’s second half feature a round-table discussion with economist Paul Krugman, journalist George Will, and political strategist Donna Brazile. They were joined by journalist and Taliban expert Ahmed Rashid.

The show airs Sundays and competes with Meet the Press on NBC, Face the Nation on CBS and Fox News Sunday on Fox.

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