John Snow, Theresa May, Idi Amin discussed on The Media Show

The Media Show
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Of the most famous faces in broadcasting. John snow has been the face of the program since 1989. Over the course of three decades he has grilled every prime minister from Margaret Thatcher up to and including Theresa May, he drew the iconic words let bygones be bygones from Nelson Mandela, he shared a plane with Idi Amin reported on wars in Iran and crises in Vietnam. And it's not all been hard news. He has danced and sang on TV and even got stoned on camera. But he's also been accused of being too partisan of having political views that were too obvious and which undermine the network's impartiality. And so, at a time when the future of channel four is up for grabs, his words have come under unprecedented scrutiny. Jon Snow, welcome to the media show, and I guess before we start the first question is, you've got a few days left at channel four news, hoping for an interview with Boris Johnson? I'm absolutely standing ready and I have every hope that that phone call will come and I'll suddenly be able to say I've literally interviewed every prime minister since I started. And that would be your last scoop on California. Hey, what? Before we get stuck in, I just want to get one thing clear, which is how you see yourself. We know how we see you. But how do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a newsreader first and foremost? Are you a reporter, digging for original journalism who just happens to read the news? I see myself as lucky. And on top of that, I'm a reporter. I am, I have nothing else, no other responsibility than to tell stories to tell the truth and to interrogate. Because you love being on the road, don't you? Oh, I love being on the road. That's the, that's the, that's the real arena of retrieving information and ideas and stories.

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