P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:11:47    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  Samira Ahmed is the feminine face of Channel 4 News presenting. The station prides itself on its menu of up-to-the-minute and challenging news stories mixed with in-depth reports and analysis from reporters and newsmakers at home and abroad. (eletext On 4 talks to seasoned correspondent Ahmed about her role as an investigative reporter and presenter. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Jan Fox BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 Bamboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:12:04    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  What has been your favourite story in your time with Channel 4 News? I had really good fun doing the story about the end of the hovercraft service. It was a British invention that we all loved. We found a hovercraft museum where this chap kept lots of memorabilia. People got quite emotional about the hovercraft's demise, much in the same way they did about Concorde. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Channel 4 News services 425 BUSI.ESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 B!mboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:12:22    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  What's been the most harrowing story? An expose of a paedophile headmaster at a private prep school. He was retired by the time we did the story and the horrifying thing was he'd got away with it for so long and his neighbours said he was a nice chap. We interviewed some of his victims, now in their 30s. Though adults, they'd been treated like lying children. He got off with a non-custodial sentence. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Latest sports on Channel 4 430 BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 Bamboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:12:11    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  Who was the most fascinating person you've interviewed? Before I joined Channel 4 News I'd interviewed Tony Blair in his car driving from Oxford to London shortly before he became Labour leader. He's exactly the s!me now as he was then — very passionate about his beliefs. I knew from that interview that he was going to be Prime Minister one day. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Get on TV 402 Channel 4 Shop 403 BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 Bamboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:10:32    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  What is the biggest misconception people have about your job? That I am just a newsreader, not a journalist, especially being female. They often don't realise that I write as well as present stories. Channel 4 is not 'glossy', so I'm not under pressure to look a certain way. But I'm aware of the distraction element in terms of what you wear, etc. With women, every detail is noticed. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Channel 4 audio/signing info 404 BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 B!mboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:18:40    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  Describe three character traits. I'm passionate about what I do as a journalist and I'm highly bossy - I need to be because I have children! Also, I have lots of useless trivia in my head about TV and old movies. What would you change about TV news? I would like to see fewer Westminster politicians on our screens, and much more world news, especially from Europe bec!use it's our neighbour and from places like South America. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Richard & Judy 454 BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV tobay Sport on 4 Bamboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:11:08    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  How has having children changed you? It's made me realise how much I'm capable of in terms of coping with home and work, though I get help from my husband, who works partly from home, and from my mum. It's harder emotionally to deal with some stories now I'm a mother. When the attack on the school in Beslan happened and the pictures were coming in I had to tune myself out somewhat. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Films soon on Channel 4 460 BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 Bamboozle
P426 Teletext on 4 426 Oct27 21:11:27    SCIENCE, CULTURE   AND HISTORY  ———————————————————————————————  SAMIRA AHMED OF CHANNEL 4 NEWS  What do you enjoy doing outside work? I love old movies and am a member of the National Film Theatre. I alko like going to art exhibitions. In reality, now I have children, aged five and two, it's more likely to be cooking and making up ThunderbirdS Rescue stories! I'm very lucky. I have my family and love my job. Channel 4 News services p425 ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— channel4guide@teletext.co.uk BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES p500 Fathers TV today Sport on 4 Bamboozle