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Christine Ockrent is a French journalist. She was the first anchor of the 8 P.M. news on the “Antenne 2” French TV channel in 1981. She is regarded as one of France’s most respected broadcasters, the only journalist granted an interview with Saddam Hussein in the middle of the Gulf War. As well as becoming the first woman to anchor and edit the prime time news, Christine has also edited the current affairs journal “L’Express”, worked as the deputy director-general of France’s TF1 channel and presented the country’s flagship magazine and program on French and European politics, “France-Europe Express”. She also anchors a monthly program on international affairs on TV5Monde.
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