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'This Week' to start Aug. 1 for Christiane Amanpour

ABC News announced that Christiane Amanpour will start her new job as moderator of the network's flagship Sunday morning news show, "This Week," on Aug. 1. Amanpour left CNN to take the position after George Stepanopoulos was named co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America."

ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper has done an excellent job as interim host since Stephanopoulos left the Sunday morning position. Tapper brings a genuine sense of engagement and energy to Sundays -- and ABC News is lucky to have him. I am sure he will be moderating a show of his own someday.

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It is going to be interesting to see how Amanpour, a longtime international correspondent, fares in the realm of Washington politics.

Here is the release from ABC News:

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