Alessia – Breaking Barriers in a Man’s World

Last week I did a story for AP television on Alessia Giuliani, the first woman photographer dedicated exclusively to covering the Vatican and the Pope.  I decided to do the story while we were both covering the Pope’s trip to Madrid for World Youth Day last August.  On Pope trips I have to drag around […]

Three Generations of Women Stars at Rome Film Fest

Here are some thoughts on three generations of female stars that I had a chance to interview at the Rome Film Festival. Actress Charlotte Rampling, age 65, is about a big a star as they get. She has been in dozens of films from “The Night Porter” to “The Verdict.” She has acted with Paul […]

Oh Dear Me! A Film about the Invention of the Vibrator!

After Thursday’s moving film “The Lady” about Aung San Suu Kyi, yesterday my emotions were thrown in the opposite direction with the uproariously funny film “Hysteria” about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England. One woman says she is always hungry, another anxious, another has crying jags. It is 1880 and each woman is […]

Just Another Day at Work…

Just another day at work….. This morning I went to St. Peter’s Square because I was supposed to have a brief interview with the head of Vatican Security, or Gendarmerie, for a story I am working on on the first woman photographer dedicated to covering the Pope and the Vatican (Blog Post coming soon on […]

Jeremy Irons on Women and Food

I had the opportunity today for a brief interview with actor Jeremy Irons after he was named the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s new Goodwill Ambassador. The FAO has its headquarters in Rome. A quick glance at Irons’ biography is mind-boggling.  He has starred in dozens of movies (“The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Reversal of Fortune, […]

Door-stepping the High and Mighty

Associated Press Television News (APTN) is the little-known television side of the famous AP wire service. The TV side basically does the same thing but with video. While the wires and photos go out to newspapers around the globe, our video edits go out to hundreds of broadcasters all around the world from NHK in […]

The Amanda Knox Reality Show

Amanda Knox is now back at home in Seattle, APTN has pulled out its satellite truck, we’ve pulled the cables out of the courtroom, packed up our computers, and now I am back in Rome. After spending six days in Perugia, I finally have a moment to write down some of my reflections on the […]

Curt Knox’s Vigil

It is a gorgeous, sunny, cool fall day in Perugia. The locals are out strolling up and down the central Corso Vannucci enjoying the sunshine while the hundreds of journalists here for the Amanda Knox verdict are scurrying around trying to do background stories.                       […]