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09/19/2013 08:33 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2013

Ann Curry's Iran Interview Gives Her A Major Exclusive, Beats Amanpour

Ann Curry's interview with Irianian president Hassan Rouhani was undoubtedly the biggest moment in her career since she was ousted from the "Today" show in 2012.

The interview was the first Rouhani has given to any Western journalist since he was elected. Speaking to Andrea Mitchell, Curry said it was his first interview of any kind for years. Moreover, Curry stole the limelight from CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who had trumpeted her upcoming talk with Rouhani the week before. Curry, it seems, got there first.

In her interview, Mitchell praised her colleague. "Quite the coup," she told Curry.

The interview later made the front page of the New York Times, among other outlets.

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