1 of 2 portraits of Kate Adie
by Harry Borden
C-type colour print, 10 September 2002
17 7/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (455 mm x 358 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Kathryn ('Kate') Adie (1945-), Chief News Correspondent, BBC; Writer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Harry Borden (1965-), Photographer. Artist of 116 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- 100 Pioneering Women, p. 138 Read entry
Kate Adie (b.1945) is a journalist and former chief news correspondent for the BBC. After graduating in Scandinavian Studies from Newcastle University, she began her career in local radio for the BBC and soon became a reporter for national television news. In 1980, she reported live and unscripted while crouched behind a car door during the siege of the Iranian Embassy in London and subsequently became well known for reporting from war zones, one of only a few women doing so at the time. Adie covered events including the American bombing of Tripoli in 1986, the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, the Gulf War, and the Rwandan genocide in 1994. Since 1998, she has presented BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent, a platform for correspondents, journalists and writers from around the world to report on current events and topical themes.
Events of 2002back to top
Current affairs2002 was an eventful year for the Royal Family, highlighted by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, but marred by the death of Princess Margaret, followed just three months later by the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at the age of 101 (making her the longest lived royal in British History).
Art and scienceThe relationship between two of the greatest modern masters is celebrated in Tate Modern's blockbuster exhibition Matisse Picasso. By exhibiting their works side-by-side, the show revealed the relationship between the two artists from 1906-54.
The 'Party at the Palace' concert in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee brings together stars from the last 50 years of Pop: Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.
InternationalTerrorist bombing attacks on the Island of Bali in Indonesia leave 202 people dead, including 25 Britons. The three attacks took place in a bar, outside a nightclub and outside the United States consulate, and were aimed at foreign tourists, although many locals were also killed or injured. The Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah were found guilty of perpetrating the attacks.
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