Not Cokie Roberts? Not Oprah, Rosie, or one of the women from “The View?”

In S1E2, Headmaster Charleston is getting to know Rory on her first day at Chilton. She tells him that she wants to study journalism and political science and become Christiane Amanpour. Headmaster Charleston is genuinely surprised and says, “Really? Not Cokie Roberts? Not Oprah, Rosie, or one of the women from ‘The View?'” Rory firmly replies “no” to each of his other suggestions (and never gives up on her dream of being Christiane Amanpour).

Whew, so many references. This one’s a doozy.

Christiane Amanpour was discussed in this post.

Oprah was briefly discussed in this post. She is a talk show host who began her career as a news anchor and radio host. She pioneered the genre of “tabloid talk show” but later broadened her topics to include more emphasis on lifestyle and social issues.

Cokie Roberts is an award-winning journalist and news analyst for NPR and ABC. Much of her work has centered around American politics, though she has covered international affairs as well.

“Rosie” refers to Rosie O’Donnell, an actress and television host. She hosted the award-winning “Rosie O’Donnell Show” and hosted “The View” for many years. She tended to bring politically liberal opinions to “The View” and is known for voicing strong opinions on controversial subjects.

“The View” is an ABC television talk show that premiered in 1997 and began its 19th season in the fall of 2015. It features a panel of female co-hosts who discuss a range of topics from politics to celebrities.

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