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Tuesday, Jun 25, 2002


"Well, having met the new face of global news, it seems to me that, in TV at least, the first path is the more likely. I tried so hard to like Daljit Dhaliwal, the British presenter who has just signed a mega-contract with CNN, because, apart from anything, I really don't want to be enemy number one with the net nerds for whom she is the sexiest thing since Rosie Millard. But, boy, was she uptight. When I arrived at the station's London HQ, a press officer confided to me that she was worried the interview room was on the chilly side. Actually, the temperature was fine until Dhaliwal walked in and started treating even the most innocuous questions as personal insults."