The new host of ABC’s Sunday morning news program, renamed “This Week With Christiane Amanpour,” tried to get a rise out of Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker.
Leaning forward, waving her reading glasses for emphasis, Ms. Amanpour, a former CNN correspondent, pressed a circumspect Ms. Pelosi to give her opinion about the war in Afghanistan. “But what does your gut tell you?” Ms. Amanpour asked. She made her guest recoil and look away when she brandished the Aug. 9 cover of Time magazine, which shows a young Afghan woman whose nose was cut off by the Taliban. “Is America going to abandon the women of Afghanistan?” Ms. Amanpour asked.