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Amy Robach on Interviewing Malala, Parents of Kidnapped Girls: ‘Not a Dry Eye in the Room’

Amy Robach and MalalaAmy Robach is in Nigeria today to interview Malala Yousafzai as she lends her voice to the cause of bringing back the 223 young girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria more than three months ago. The interview coincides with Malala’s 17th birthday and Malala Day, which is celebrated around the world today.

The assignment is also Robach’s first major trip since she completed eight rounds of chemotherapy for breast cancer in April. In addition to a one-on-one interview with Malala, Robach covered a meeting between Malala and parents of the missing girls, many of whom traveled 15 hours to meet with her in northern Nigeria.

“Physically, I am feeling great, but this is an emotionally taxing assignment,” Robach tells TVNewser. “Today I watched courageous fathers, who traveled for hours through dangerous territory to be here, cry as they spoke to Malala about their missing daughters. There was not a dry eye in the room.” Read more

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Awards Season: Peabodys, Headliners, Christophers

PeabodyIn addition to the Peabody Awards announced today on “CBS This Morning,” the Christopher Awards, which honor media “that affirm the highest values of the human spirit,” were announced. And earlier this week the National Headliner Awards “recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry,” were announced by the Press Club of Atlantic City. Here are some highlights of all three:

  • Peabody Awards: CBS for Charlie Rose‘s interview with Bashar Assad; CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown;” Al Jazeera America for “Faultlines;” PBS won multiple Peabodys and a personal award is going to Tom Brokaw: “the anchor emeritus has only enhanced his reputation since he left the desk in 2004,” Peabody judges found.

  • National Headliner Awards: CNN and Al Jazeera America will take home several awards in the broadcast category. CNN wins first place awards for coverage of a major news event for Jake Tapper‘s coverage of the Boston bombing, for continuing coverage of a major news event for coverage of Egypt Unrest, and for news magazine program for Gloria Borger‘s “Marriage Warriors: Showdown at the Supreme Court.” AJAM wins multiple first place awards for investigative, business/consumer, environmental and health/science reporting.

Closing Out Her Media Tour, Malala Talks Nobel Peace Prize with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour interviews Malala and her father at the 92nd Street YOn the eve of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement, nominee Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year old education activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban last year, told Christiane Amanpour that the award is “more than I deserve.”

“When I think of myself, I have a lot to do. So I think that it’s really an early age, and I would feel proud when I would work for education, when I would have done something, when I would be feeling confident to tell people, Yes! I have built that school, I have done that teachers’ training, I have sent that much children to school,” Malala said in an interview TVNewser attended at the 92nd Street Y Thursday. “Then if I get the Nobel Peace Prize, I will be saying, Yeah, I deserve it, somehow. Still, I need to work a lot.  I need to work a lot.  And I must work a lot.” (The Peace Prize was awarded to a chemical weapons watchdog group this morning.)

Amanpour’s interview capped off a media blitz for Malala, who was in New York to accept a U.N. Human Rights Award. In addition to interviews with Amanpour, PBS, the BBC and “The Daily Show,” Malala spoke with Diane Sawyer for an interview that airs tonight at 10pmET on “20/20.” The CNN special will air Sunday at 7pmET. (ABC promoted Sawyer’s interview as an exclusive, especially ironic because Amanpour serves as an anchor for both networks.)

Amanpour’s interview was in front of a sellout crowd, where the audience was required to have their bags checked and walk through metal detectors before entering the auditorium. Malala and her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, were introduced by Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. They entered and exited the stage to a prolonged standing ovation.

“My brain is saved, my spinal cord is saved, everything is fine. I am alive. And I still can talk. I can smile. So I thank God for that,” Malala told Amanpour.

ABC’s Diane Sawyer To Interview Malala Yousafzai, Young Girl Shot By Taliban

Just a day after ABC News aired a big primetime interview with Amanda Knox, the network announced another big “get.”

Later this year Diane Sawyer will interview Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year old from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban because she believed girls have the right to go to school.

Sawyer’s interview will air on all the ABC News shows and platforms in October, tied to the release of a book being written by Yousafzai, I Am Malala. The interview will be a U.S. network exclusive, although the BBC’s Mishal Husain will also be speaking to Yousafzai, for an interview to air around the same time. It will air on BBC World News around the globe, including in the U.S.

Yousafzai, better known simply as “Malala,” made international news after her assassination attempt. She is currently living in the UK.