|Name: Connie Chung||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: American||Find on Amazon: Link|
Just about any story we think about doing, whether we’ve read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene.
You know, there are not only – all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity.
Well, honestly, both my husband and I tend to ignore the tabloids. We see them every once in awhile or it comes to our attention that we are in a tabloid for one reason or another. But it’s always false.
As the youngest, I wanted to be my father’s son and perpetuate the family name.
Our son is in school now. You know, he’s six-and-a-half and so a big chunk of the day is taken up by school. So I’m hoping that I’ll be able to certainly take him to school in the morning, maybe pick him up in the afternoon and come back to work.
I mean, all the ratings wars are silly. But, I mean, someone has to be concerned about the ratings because it means, you know, it translates into revenue.
For instance, he says I let him play golf, and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job. Now – that doesn’t quite sound right, does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life, I’m not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN.
Today, especially, when there are so many stations for viewers to choose from, if they want news, they always come to CNN and that’s where I wanted to be.
I once bought an old car back after I sold it because I missed it so much and I had forgotten that it never ran. It was a British racing car. You know, because I just wanted it back. I could only remember what was good about it.
I don’t know when network executives will get out of the Dark Ages.
I was just going at this career – boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God – I forgot to get married!
I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights.
I think that they had afforded me many opportunities to do good work there, and I think I did. It was a wonderful four years. I really worked with some great people, terrific producers, terrific editors.
I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren’t. And it’s just not – there is no equality there.
We’re going to develop – what we want to do is to provide the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news. So when people tune in, they’ll get the latest news, but they’ll also get the biggest story of the day in depth, as CNN does so well.
But, you know, sometimes – many – they all understand. That’s the nice thing. They were all very happy for me and they understand why I decided to come to CNN. So in that respect, I know that they think it’s the best thing for me to do.
I now need to take a very aggressive approach to having a baby.