Powerful images, prayer-filled response

The global village becomes more than a symbol when a major event captures an international television audience. The video images from such times—the Persian Gulf War or the fall of the Berlin Wall—linger in thought. This influence of the visual image brings with it a special responsibility, according to journalist Karla Vallance. Karla, who has experience in print and broadcast media, currently works with Cable Network News (CNN) in the United States. For her, prayer is indispensable to fulfilling her responsibilities—to her job and to viewers.

What are day-to-day demands of your job at CNN?

I'm a news writer. I have to grasp what is happening as quickly as possible and explain it in a way that is clear, concise, accurate—and in way that is interesting enough that people don't change the channel!

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The ascent
August 10, 1992

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