Washington State Magazine

Fall 2002

Fall 2002

In This Issue...


Bulbs and Blooms :: "Roozen" may mean "roses" in Dutch. But in Washington, it means tulips—to the tune of 50 million a year. by Pat Caraher

Fall is the time to plant bulbs—but maybe not the ones you'd planned on

Genetically modified foods :: If you think scientists all agree on genetically modified foods, think again. by Tim Steury

Blackwell makes his mark :: James Blackwell helped establish the clout of black sociologists. This spring he returned to Pullman to receive the University's highest honor. by Pat Caraher

Ain't misbehavin' :: If you're not the leader of your pack, you may want to give Catherine Ulibarri a call. by Mary Aegerter

Field Notes

London: Thames Voices :: As a literary scholar wanders London's streets, he can hear the doubts and questions and skeptical musings of the 16th-century stage. by Will Hamlin



:: CAREERS: Paying it forward

:: SPORTS: "D" is for Doba


Cover: Carlos Sanches, employee of the Washington Bulb Co. Read the story. Photograph © 2002 Laurence Chen, www.lchenphoto.com

Christiane Amanpour. By Shelly Hanks

Christiane Amanpour. Shelly Hanks

Killing the messenger

© Washington State University

Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN, received the 2002 Edward R. Murrow Award for Distinguished Achievements in Broadcasting May 23 from the Murrow School of Communication. Amanpour, who has been covering the Israel-Palestine conflict, flew in from London to present her talk, “Killing the Messenger.” Earlier in the day, Washington State University broke ground for a 24,000 square-foot addition to the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. The facility is scheduled to be completed by fall 2003.

A few excerpts from Amanpour’s talk:

 “In my opinion, what we say and how we report the truth defines not only the moment but us as people.”

 “These days we are being targeted because someone doesn’t like what we say.” (In reference to the 69 journalists who were killed worldwide last year while covering the news.)

 “By not letting us close to military activity, TV audiences are getting just one view of America . . . a grainy, green night-scope vision of bombing. We cannot tailor our report to please the politics of the day no matter what country we are in.”

Categories: Awards and honors | Tags: Television broadcasting

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