Thursday, January 14, 2010

Diane Sawyer Has Some Enormous Cajones

I think Diane Sawyer has proven to be about 200 percent better at being ABC's new evening news anchor than anyone in recent history.
But what has really impressed me about her since taking the anchor position is her willingness to go on assignment to the biggest, most dangerous shitholes on Earth.
Last week she was dodging bombs and bullets in Afghanistan, now she's in Haiti wading through rubble, dead bodies and so much human misery it's a wonder she's not sobbing on camera.
She's in her 60's and married to zillionaire Director Mick Nichols, but rather than staying in her mansion or spending her time shopping and traveling to the world's most glamorous vacation spots, she's out there doing journalism's heaviest lifting.
She was being wasted on Good Morning America. She's much better suited to The Big Gig.


dguzman said...

You know, I have always liked her. Her and Leslie Stahl.

Jess Wundrun said...

Ha! There's video floating around on the tubes of her actually wasted on the morning show. te he.

Lee Radziwill's daughter in law wrote a book about her husband's bout with cancer and his death shortly after cousins Caroline and John Kennedy Jr.s. plane crash. Diane Sawyer was a family friend and according to the book, her behind the scenes self is even more compassionate and kind than her on-screen persona.

bigsis said...

I'm slightly younger than Diane and can't wait to retire and just hang out. DAMN, this woman makes me feel ashamed of myself for being so lazy. This is so inspiring now I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work helping Zip refurb her house!

nonnie9999 said...

if i had to hang out with any of the news anchors, it would definitely be diane sawyer. she seems down to earth, yet classy.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, and she has just enough show biz connections to make me think she could really dish some juicy dirt if you gave her enough champagne.

Fran said...

I'm not convinced it is necessary for the anchor to travel to the trenches.... especially if her media entourage is clogging up the airport & Doctors without Borders can;t get their insta hospital & surgery center into the epicenter & has to lose a few days by flying into Samana Dominican Republic instead.
So many journalists have been killed in the Iraq & Afghanistan wars.... not sure it is a great idea??

I like Sawyer-- but I find her tilting her head while she reads the script annoying.

GMA must be hell for George Stephanopoulos--next up our segment on hot handbags & stiletto high heels!

Distributorcap said...

i like sawyer, despite writing speeches for Nixon