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Jolie fears for Haitian kids

February 13th, 2010
12:49 AM ET

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Angelina Jolie tells me about meeting Haitians injured and displaced in the earthquake for this week’s show.  She told me she was hit hardest an by injured boy in the street – hope you'll join us for our conversation.


Filed under:  1 • Haiti
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  1. LGB

    Wow, I thought you'd be the last journalist to give us yet another absurdly reverent interview with Ms Jolie, as if her thoughts on world events matter. I have nothing against the woman, but come on. Who cares?

    February 13, 2010 at 2:09 am | Reply
  2. jane

    Whatever can Miss Jolie add to the horrors of Haiti in her 5 car entourage? Did they include her own photographers so she can get some good PR to deflect the rubber sheet and breakup stories? Thats when she seems to go visit these places.

    I'm sure she cares but does Haiti really need that huge entourage so she can scribble in her little notebook? Its all about the PR.

    I won't be watching.

    February 13, 2010 at 2:51 am | Reply
  3. fresh

    You don't have to listen but she has a voice and why shouldn't she use it? If she can get more people interested in helping out and keeping Haiti in the news then good. People tend to put celebrities down for doing good. She's a Goodwill Ambassador for The UN-I think thats a post to respect-yes she's in the tabloids all the time but that should not deflect from everything she does around the world. Cynicism runs rampant when it comes to her and its unfortunate as she does a lot for the world and seems to be pretty well informed.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:03 am | Reply
  4. Whodunit?

    I couldn't of said it better Fresh. I don't see why we should discard her opinion just because she's an actress. She's giving us her point of view from the crisis. She has a large fanbase and maybe just maybe some of her younger fans might actually tune in and learn something about the world instead of watching The Hills or Jersey Shore-so good for her.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:08 am | Reply
  5. Derek

    Who cares? I care. Not because she's a celebrity but because she has an opinion and she's seen first hand whats going on down there and unfortunately I can't get down there to grasp the situation for myself. I like to have a diverse range of opinions and views on a topic–from doctors, journalists, aid workers and Yes Goodwill Ambassadors.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:11 am | Reply
  6. ava

    LGB

    She is doing whatever she can to make the world a better placelace. What are you doing?

    February 13, 2010 at 3:58 am | Reply
  7. Karma

    Angelina is nothing but a classless immoral direspectful female and I do not care who she is claiming she is saving. It is all about PR for this piece of work. She has no respect for the female population and she is evident by her actions and her behavior for the last 10 years. What angie wants angie gets there have been no ramifications for her behavior but you bet there will be because KARMA comes back and I cannot wait to see KARMA come back to haunt her she is not above MORALS sorry. All this is not gonna save her for her ignorant behavior may god bless HAITI angie should not be their spokes person as that will hurt their possiblity for donations......

    February 13, 2010 at 9:40 am | Reply
  8. ST

    @LGB
    I care about what Angelina Jolie says and her views on the world events that she has first hand knowledge on, mainly the plight of refugees. Obviously you are unaware of how involved she is in UNHCR and the serious work she has done with them. I suggest you read up on what she really does as opposed to what you hear in the tabloids.

    February 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Reply
  9. to LGB

    hey, LGB – lets think, who cares about your thoughts....

    February 13, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Reply
  10. Gloria

    Thank you very very much Christiane for featuring one of the world's kindest & definitely gorgeous Angie. l loved, loved the interview so much & would not have asked for a better journalist to have interviewed Angie. Angelina definitely walks the walk and im glad she brings much needed attention to issues that matter to humanity. As for the above poster, your question "who cares" – well, i'm sure the refugees and the less fortunate that she fights for appreciate her efforts more than anything else. Once again thanks alot CA & please follow up with Angie on the Haiti issue.

    February 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  11. Andrew

    LGB if you have a personal antipathy for Angelina Jolie then maybe you should bother to inform yourself on her other than the tabloid magazines. Just try reading her travel notes of her trips to the refugee camps. It's since 2001 that she is dedicating her time and money to help others. What do oyu do other than read the tabloids. Insulting her you are also insulting the UNHCR who appointed her as embassador. I find that tabloid mongers like you should not even take time to write stupid comments. People who believe what the tabloids write on Angelina Jolie are just a waste. Angelina after admitting her mistakes as a youngster has now become a mature and intelligent woman that uses her power and influence to try help the less fortunate. Compliments to you ms Amanpour for interviewing her.

    February 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Reply
  12. Jamie

    I am glad CNN and Angelina Jolie are both working to keep the spotlight on the long term problems facing Haiti. People often forget that while immediate aid helps alleviate the suffering of the injured and the homeless, the road back to normalcy is long and torturous especially for the child amputees.
    People who criticize these efforts fail to appreciate the good that media focus is able to bring both in terms of raising public awareness and securing much needed funding. Angelina is able to express in layman's terms to a large audience attracted by her celebrity the problems at hand and what the public could do to help. In this instance, she addressed quite effectively the need to protect the children of Haiti and why adoptions should not be done at this time.

    February 14, 2010 at 2:49 am | Reply
  13. RB

    I agree with LBG. Why should anyone care one second what Angelina Jolie says about Haiti – or anything else. What a waste of air time. I had thought Ms. Amanpour to be one of the country's more serious journalists. No more. I tuned out this show within seconds.

    February 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  14. Esther

    Some people should keep their thoughts to themselves. I guess you wouldn't have minded if we got another Aniston-bikini bod story. The fact is that here is a woman who has chosen to use her celebrity for worthwhile causes. When last did you LGB get your duff off the couch to do something for someone other than yourself? Try being a human instead of critter. I guess we need to forgive stupidity.

    Lovely to see a celebrity not totting a movie or another project, but actually caring about others who are less fortunate.

    February 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  15. Ruth Arellana

    Of course,the United States has a moral obligation to support the people of Haiti, first because their country has been devastated, but, more importantly because the US has had so much to do with Haiti's poverty. We supported the Duvaliers, invaded Haiti after their fall, ans did not continue to support Aristide when it was not beneficial to us.

    February 14, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  16. Phillip J. Sisson

    Salam Ms. Amanpour. Our souls and hearts weep still since the earthquake in Haiti. As we watched your interview with Angelina Jolie both my wife and I wanted to express out comittment to the education and welfare of orphaned children. We are adoptive parents, raised our daughter who had been abandoned in the streets of Livramento, Brazil. My wife, Lena Hedayatdeh-Sisson and I are both certified teachers. She is a certified Montessori preschool teacher and I am a K-12 public school teacher. In 1997, I retired from public school teaching (San Diego Unified School district) to dedicate full time as coowner of LinguaNatal, formerly known as KidSchool Foreign Language Center, in Solana Beach, California. We would like to be of service in Haiti. We would like to know what to do now to prepare for moving permanently to Haiti to be of service.

    With warm regards,

    Phil Sisson

    February 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  17. NANCY

    CNN HAS HIT A NEW LOW BY HAVING THIS PERSON WITH A "GLORIFIED" POSITION ON. THERE ARE A LOT OF CELEBRITIES OUT THERE WORKING HARD TO MAKE HAITI BETTER. WHERE IS YOUR INTERVIEW WITH THIS "GLORIFIED" SO CALLED AMBASSADOR. WHERE IS YOUR INTERVIEW WITH VIN DIESEL WHO I HEARD WAS THERE WITHIN DAYS OF THE EARTHQUAKE, WORKING WITH HIS BARE HANDS TO FREE PEOPLE WHO WERE BURIED IN RUBBLE? WHERE IS SEAN PENN, HARRISON FORD, JOHN TRAVOLTA. AGAIN, A REAL LOW....NOW I KNOW WHY YOUR RATINGS ARE IN THE PITS.

    February 15, 2010 at 3:58 am | Reply
  18. Andrew

    Nancy it just so happens that Angelina Jolie is working with the UHNCR since 2001 using her money and time to help people in need. It is her task as embassador to bring spotlight on the Haiti Earthquake. It is her job. Why are some of you so ignorant on the matter? Grow up and get a life out of the tabgloids. You are ridiculous.

    February 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Reply
  19. Jamie

    If people beyond the entertainment media seek Angelina out it is because she is knowledgeable and articulate and the most famous celebrity involved in humanitarian issues.
    Angelina traveled alone to Haiti and, as Christiane said in her blog, arrived for the interview without hair or makeup. She went there on behalf of UNHCR so she was escorted throughout by UN staffers and UN security. The photos and videos of her all bear the stamp of the UN agency and, as Amanpour said, were released by them From the direction of the interview it is clear she wanted to highlight the work of MSF (Doctors without Borders) and SOS Children's Village, as well as the issues related to adoptions and child trafficking. And she did all of the above very effectively.
    It is sad that some people are so addicted to fantasyland tabloid gossip that they have lost their ability to think objectively. There is no arguing with them because their bias has so blinded them that they will pick and chose and twist the information they use to back their positions Simple fact checking and elementary logic will easily refute their arguments but then truth is apparently not their objective. They just want to rant against Angelina based on the gospel they read from their weekly bibles In Touch, Life & Style, and the National Enquirer.

    February 16, 2010 at 1:03 am | Reply
  20. Marie

    Can people forget for a minute that Angelina Jolie is famous, and just see her as a humanitarian helping others to better their lives.I think that is all that counts here.

    February 16, 2010 at 6:27 am | Reply
  21. Ramzia

    Amanpour jaan you are best!!!

    February 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Reply

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