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Video: Secretary Clinton’s Interview with Pozner in Russia *update*: Fantastic Interview!

March 28, 2010

Finally! I have been looking for this for the past couple of days. It’s a good interview. This interviewer is probably one of Russia’s most famous. **Update** it looks like this is a multi-part interview and it’s quite long but very good so I am adding the other four parts:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. pondskipper permalink
    March 28, 2010 7:32 pm

    Thanks for posting this stacyx. Wow what a fascinating interview, a good mixture of tough political questions and lighter (although probably just as difficult) personal ones all of which Hillary answered with poise and intelligence. There really seems to be no subject that throws her or that she cannot find an articulate answer to. I was engrossed the whole way through although I did get a bit distracted by the crazy Clinton Hand Semiphore at some points and by the seriously weird t.v set that looked like the inside of a disused nuclear reactor lol.

  2. theprosecutrix permalink
    March 28, 2010 7:32 pm

    “Congratulations. You’ve broken the record.” She got the most questions…also the most votes in 2008.

  3. March 28, 2010 7:54 pm

    I really enjoyed this interviewer. Once again, the international press makes the US media look like novices. The questions were diverse, pointed but without being “gotcha” questions. It’s great that she is willing to sit down with so many different media outlets around the world even though she knows that in some parts of the world she may face some very, very tough questions. She gets some had some very difficult and at times awkward questions from people at Town Halls in places like Pakistan, but she never shies away from doing them and she doesn’t seem to control the subject matter. I honestly don’t remember Condi Rice doing that. In fact, I can’t really think of a cabinet member or politician who is so willing to put themselves out there like this.

    • PYW permalink
      March 28, 2010 8:22 pm

      Vladimir Pozner used to be on American TV (on one of the cable networks), and I’ve always thought he was a very good interviewer.

    • discourseincsharpminor permalink
      March 28, 2010 11:47 pm

      Ok, at the risk of drawing criticism, I think that a lot of that international openness is required of her in a way it hasn’t been of any other Secretary of State due to the fact that she she didn’t come to the world’s attention in her current role, but as a First Lady – sort of the softer, cuddlier side of US diplomacy – visiting schools and so on and talking to small groups about their lives and such in a very personal way. Mrs. Clinton did well with that and her husband sent her all over as sort the Clinton administration’s delegation to everywhere as I recall – I was very young, so I could be wrong. Regardless, those people in those nations now feel a connection to her that they haven’t had with any other Secretary of State. They feel they have a history, a report, with her. To their governments she is now the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of the Department of State, but to the general population, she is now as she was then, Hillary.

      I think that forces her hand a bit in the accessibility department. Those who are less cynical would say that perhaps she feels a connection too. I say that, connection or no, it makes good diplomatic sense to get out there and engage the people and if there’s one thing no one can doubt about Secretary Clinton, it’s that she is a very astute, savvy individual who would see the benefits holding a townhall or going on a chat show would have for the US and whatever country she happens to been in. I do think that she is setting the bar of public interaction a little higher for future Secretaries and I think that’s a good thing.


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