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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.

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Amanpour: Kim Darroch, Billie Jean King, and Joshua L. Powell

September 18, 2020 12:58 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

Former British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch sits down with Christiane Amanpour in London to discuss the leaked cables about President Trump that ended his career, and the future of the "special relationship." Then, turning to the world of sport, former tennis champion Billie Jean King talks about mixing athleticism and activism. She also reflects on her legacy as the Fed Cup is renamed in her honor. Our Michel Martin speaks with former NRA senior strategist Joshua L. Powell about his new ...

Amanpour: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Al Franken, Adrian Wooldridge and John Micklethwait

September 17, 2020 21:24 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on nearly every industry, and the arts especially are feeling the strain, with theatres still unable to reopen their doors. Kwame Kwei-Armah is the artistic director at London’s prestigious The Young Vic; he joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how he and his peers are dealing with this and looking to the future. He also opens up about his experience as a black man in the industry and the racism he’s faced. Then turning to U.S. politics, Al Franken, ...

Amanpour: Michael Anton, Brendan Byrne, Melinda Gates, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

September 16, 2020 18:17 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

Michael Anton, former National Security Council spokesman and author of "The Stakes," speaks to Christiane Amanpour, about the normalization of ties between Israel, Bahrain and the UAE. Brendan Byrne, producer of the film, “Gaza,” weighs in from Belfast, Northern Ireland to explain the inspiration behind the film, and how the people of Gaza are crying out to be heard. Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation discusses the 2020 Goalkeepers Report, and how the coronaviru...

Amanpour: Tammy Duckworth, Kent Nishimura, Jelani Cobb and Joan C. Williams

September 15, 2020 21:48 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Republicans covid-19 response and what she says is a lack of leadership. She explains that majority leader Mitch McConnell hasn't shown up to a single negotiation on COVID relief. As the coronavirus pandemic continues we see the deadly effects of the climate crisis. Then Kent Nishimura, photojournalist at the Los Angeles Times, talks about coming face to face with California’s wildfires. And from one crisis to another...

Amanpour: Gaisu Yari, Orzala Nemat, Timothy Snyder, Jeff Orlowski & Tristan Harris

September 13, 2020 09:54 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

In an unexpected turn of events, talks between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Taliban, and the Afghan government will soon take place. Commission of Afghanistan’s Civil Service Commission, Gaisu Yari, and Director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, Orzala Nemat, join Christiane Amanpour to asses how women’s rights might be affected. Timothy Snyder, author of “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary,” discusses his near-death experience and America’s health...

Amanpour: Jonathan Powell, Mark Landler, Jim Tankersley and Lang Lang

September 11, 2020 22:15 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Former UK Chief Negotiator for Northern Ireland, Jonathan Powell, and New York Times London Bureau Chief, Mark Landler, join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the parallels between UK PM Boris Johnson and U.S. President Donald Trump as the UK moves to break international law over Brexit. Then Jim Tankersley, author of "The Riches of This Land," debunks the myth of the middle class. He also explains to our Michel Martin why restricting immigration to boost wages is the wrong way to go. And finally...

Amanpour: Ali Soufan, Michael Sandel and Reed Hastings

September 11, 2020 17:42 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Former special agent Ali Soufan joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about his now declassified book, "The Black Banners," and how the CIA redacted evidence that torture didn't work. Then renowned philosopher Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy, the topic of his new book, “The Tyranny of Merit." He also reflects on the roots of our populist moment. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings about the secret to his company’s success, which he says lies in their smash-th...

Amanpour: Chris Murphy, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Erin Brockovich and John Leguizamo

September 09, 2020 20:30 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

As the cries for racial justice continue in America and the election looms ever closer, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack all this and his new book, "The Violence Inside Us." He talks fighting gun violence from Newtown to Kenosha and avoiding another Sandy Hook. As protests sweep Belarus over what many say is was a rigged election, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the stay-at-home mom turned Belarusian opposition leader, opens up about her unlikely foray into politics...

Amanpour: Jeff Flake, Radhika Jones, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Rick Perlstein

August 28, 2020 21:21 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

As the Republican National Convention draws to a close, Jeff Flake, former Republican Senator, discusses why he is endorsing Joe Biden for President. Radhika Jones, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, acclaimed author and guest editor of Vanity Fair, talk about the magazine's September issue and the continuing struggle for racial justice. Our Walter Isaacson talks to author Rick Perlstein about conservatism in America today. See for privacy ...

Amanpour: Howard Bryant, Ken Blackwell, Robert P. Jones and Susan Rice

August 28, 2020 00:41 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

In a major moment, professional sports players across the United States walked out in protest over the shooting of Jacob Blake. ESPN Columnist, Howard Bryant joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss their protests and the impact these statements may have. And as the shooting shocks and saddens people around the globe, Ken Blackwell, an Advisory Board Member for Donald J. Trump for President defends his messaging on law and order. Turning to election tactics, scholar and author of “White Too Long”...

Amanpour: Jeh Johnson, Benji Backer, Josina Machel and Mia Love

August 27, 2020 19:28 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

With the shooting of Jacob Blake and the increasing tensions in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jeh Johnson, former Homeland Security Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest developments in the fight for racial justice playing out on America’s streets. He says the White House risks antagonizing protesters further by politicizing the government response. Turning to climate, Benji Backer, the American Conservation Coalition President, explains why the Republican National Convention ignor...

Amanpour: Rick Scott, Elizabeth Economy, Victor Gao, Michael Reagan and Dr. Zijian Chen

August 27, 2020 17:54 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

On day two of the Republican convention, Republican Senator and former Florida governor Rick Scott joins Christiane Amanpour to make the case for the reelection of President Donald Trump. Then Elizabeth Economy, director for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Victor Gao, Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization, examine the real-world implications of a US-China showdown. And turning back to the coranvirus pandemic, our Hari Sreenivasen speaks to Michael Reag...

Amanpour: Scott Jennings, Dr. Paul Offit, Afua Hirsch and Beth Fukumoto

August 25, 2020 22:53 - 56 minutes - 51.3 MB

As the Republican National Convention kicks off, Republican strategist Scott Jennings joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how the committee’s decision to not put out a new platform could weaken the party in the long run. Then turning to coronavirus - virology expert Dr. Paul Offit lays out the facts surrounding the Covid-19 outbreak as the global community deals with a surge in new cases. Journalist and author Afua Hirsch discusses Britain's colonial history and exploring Africa's art and cu...

Amanpour: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Chanel Miller and Jonah Berger

August 22, 2020 18:23 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

A Democratic National Convention like no other concludes in America, and anticipation builds for next week's Republican National Convention. Christiane Amanpour is joined by presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to discuss these extraordinary events and how the 2020 presidential race shapes up against it's historic forbears.  Then, artist and author Chanel Miller was once only known to the world as Emily Doe, a sexual assault survivor whose powerful anonymous victim impact statement wen...

Amanpour: Carol Moseley Braun, Pramila Jayapal, Tyler Mitchell and Michael Chertoff

August 21, 2020 20:31 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Kamala Harris makes history as she formally accepts the Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States, becoming the first Black woman and first Indian-American on a major party's ticket. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Carol Moseley Braun, the first Black woman to become a U.S. Senator, about Harris' inspirational message and breaking down boundaries in American politics. Then, Pramila Jayapal was the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives,...

Amanpour: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Igor Leshchenya, Ron Klain, Tom Perez and David Chalian

August 20, 2020 19:24 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

As countries around the world try to adjust to a new normal, it's clear that there is no perfect blueprint for handling the coronavirus. Greece had remarkable early successes fighting the virus, but having now opened up to tourists, cases have surged and a new shutdown has been hurriedly implemented. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss the pandemic, heightened tensions with neighboring Turkey and the ongoing migrant crisis. Then, Belarusian Pre...

Amanpour: John Kerry, Dan Rather, Margaret Carlson and Cory Booker

August 20, 2020 16:24 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

The Trump administration announces plans to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the clock ticks down to November 4, the day America looks set to officially leave the Paris Climate Agreement. These moves come in the midst of a presidential election in which climate has played a bigger role than ever before. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry committed America to the Paris Climate Agreement back in 2016 and he joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the Democratic campaign and sha...

Amanpour: John Kasich, Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch and Wade Davis

August 18, 2020 13:42 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

A Democratic National Convention unlike any seen before kicks off in the United States. Many of the biggest names in democratic politics are due to speak at the virtual event, demonstrating as much socially distanced unity as the party can muster. Christiane Amanpour is joined by former Governor of Ohio John Kasich, who ran against Donald Trump four years ago for the Republican nomination, and has now crossed the political aisle to speak at this year’s DNC. Then, in 1953 the CIA and MI6 insti...

Amanpour: Jared Kushner, Anwar Gargash, Vali Nasr and Marietje Schaake

August 17, 2020 14:27 - 54 minutes - 50.2 MB

This week's landmark peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has divided opinion across the Middle East, and the world. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Trump, about America’s role in the negotiations and the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Then, Anwar Gargash, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, discusses the reactions from the region and what the new diplomatic agreement might means for UAE-Israeli relations. Vali Nasr,...

Amanpour: Tzipi Livni, Jaime Harrison, Dave Zirin, Michael Bennett and Jacob Collier

August 14, 2020 20:58 - 57 minutes - 52.2 MB

After years of security cooperation, Israel and the United Arab Emirates have signed a peace deal which sees Israel suspend it’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the historic agreement. Then, for the past 17 years South Carolina has been a Republican stronghold, and the home state of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.  Jamie Harrison is the first African American Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party...

Amanpour: Valerie Jarrett, DeRay Mckesson, Rutger Bregman and Kurt Andersen

August 13, 2020 20:48 - 54 minutes - 50.3 MB

Senator Kamala Harris is named as the first Black female candidate for Vice President. It’s a historic choice for America, coming at a historic moment for the country. Christiane Amanpour is joined by Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Adviser to Barack Obama, to assess the presidential race, and the Biden-Harris ticket. Law enforcement issues have played a fundamental role in Harris’ career, and her presidential campaign. Civil Rights Activist DeRay Mckesson has previously challenged Harris on h...

Amanpour: Linas Linkevičius, Andrei Sannikov, Bill Gates and Jeffrey Toobin

August 12, 2020 19:34 - 55 minutes - 51.3 MB

Police and protesters clash in the streets of Belarus over the disputed sixth term election victory of President Alexander Lukashenko. His opponent, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, was detained on Sunday after filing a complaint about vote rigging and has now fled to neighboring Lithuania. Christiane Amanpour speaks to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius about the latest developments and Tikhanovskaya's experience. Then former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov, who ran again...

Amanpour: Ghassan Hasbani, Claudia Mo, Jennifer Granholm, Saikat Chakrabarti and David Kaye

August 11, 2020 17:43 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

The Lebanese government steps down as violent protests rock the country. With the economy and food security now at breaking point, Christiane Amanpour speaks to Ghassan Hasbani, former Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister, about last week’s devastating explosion, and where the responsibility lies. Then, the arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai marks the most high-profile attempt by Beijing to crack down on democracy in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy member of Hong Kong's Legislative Council, Claudia Mo, refl...

Amanpour: Khalid Aljabri, Mark Mazzetti, Mona Fawaz and Tyler Shultz

August 10, 2020 22:31 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

Christiane Amanpour speaks exclusively with Khalid Aljabri, son of a former Saudi intelligence official who claims Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman sent an assassination squad after him in 2018. To unpack this, Mark Mazzetti, New York Times investigative correspondent, weighs in. He explains the significance of the AlJabri's family allegations against the Saudi government. Turning to Lebanon: Beirut professor Mona Fawaz assesses the Lebanese government's response to the Beirut explosion and t...

Amanpour: Setsuko Thurlow, Stuart Stevens, Ari Berman and LaTosha Brown

August 07, 2020 20:49 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

75 years after the nuclear bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagaski, survivor Setsuko Thurlow, still struggles with the memories of death and destruction. She joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on that horrifying day that inspired her to dedicate her life to campaigning for nuclear disarmament, which earned her a Nobel Peace prize. Stuart Stevens, former Republican strategist, talks candidly about the disillusionment he now feels for his old party and why he once "represented the worst of the po...

Amanpour: Steve Cortes, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Isabel Wilkerson

August 06, 2020 22:43 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

As Beirut reels from a deadly explosion, adding to their already struggling economy and political instability, we give you the latest updates from those on the ground. Then looking ahead to November, Steve Cortes, senior adviser to the Trump 2020 Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to talk facing off against Biden. Turning back to the coronavirus pandemic, our Walter Isaacson speaks to Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading infectious disease expert, about his war of words with President Trump....

Amanpour: Ben Wedeman, Edward Lee Childress, Megan Rapinoe and Dr. Francis Collins

August 05, 2020 22:36 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

As a huge explosion rocks Lebanon's capital, our correspondent Ben Wedeman gives us the latest from the ground in Beirut. Then we turn to coronavirus and how it is impacting schools in the U.S. and around the world. Edward Lee Childress, superintendent of the Corinth school district in Mississippi, talks about reopening his schools and dealing with the surge in positive cases in his area. Arne Duncan, former secretary of education, also weighs in. He argues we are asking too much of school of...

Amanpour: Mary Trump, Edward Enninful and James McBride

August 05, 2020 09:20 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

Millions of Americans who lost their jobs in lockdown await decisions from a deadlocked Washington and the coronavirus pandemic enters a new phase in the U.S. as it infiltrates rural heartlands. With an election just three months away, what is going through the mind of President Trump? Christiane Amanpour is joined by Mary Trump, clinical psychologist and niece of the President. Then, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful reflects on his experience as the first man, and first Black ed...

Amanpour: Paul Krugman, Russ Feingold, Paul Rosenzweig and Eduardo Padrón

August 02, 2020 11:45 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

With coronavirus benefit payments in the U.S. set to expire imminently and Congress unable to agree a new aid deal, many Americans face an uncertain financial future. Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the fight to protect American prosperity and the "body blow" that political inaction deals to ordinary citizens. Then, Russ Feingold, president of the American Constitution Society and Paul Rosenzweig, founder of Red Branch Consulting, give their tak...

Amanpour: Tony Blinken, Roberto Azevedo, Maya Soetoro, Yo-Yo Ma and Andy Slavitt

August 02, 2020 11:12 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

America takes another step away from its international commitments as President Trump approves the removal of nearly 12,000 troops from Germany. With U.S. global leadership under the spotlight, Christiane Amanpour speaks to Tony Blinken, senior foreign policy advisor to Joe Biden, about the upcoming U.S. election and America’s international responsibilities. Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevedo reflects on the "grim" prospects for the world economy post-Covid, his ...

Amanpour: Tim Bray, Shoshana Zuboff, Fary and Carl Zimmer

July 31, 2020 17:14 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

CEOs from four of the world’s most powerful companies  - Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google - faced a grilling before US Congress on Wednesday, asked to explain how their vast empires and business practices are reshaping the world we live in. Former Amazon Vice President Tim Bray, and author of "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism", Shoshana Zuboff, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the role and responsibilities of big tech. Then French comedian Fary talks candidly about the myth of his coun...

Amanpour: Russ Feingold, Paul Rosenzweig, Jacqueline Novogratz and Eduardo Padrón

July 29, 2020 22:05 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

Progressive icon Russ Feingold and former Homeland Security official Paul Rosenzweig join Christiane Amanpour to assess the impact of Attorney General William Barr on American justice. Then Jacqueline Novogratz, CEO of Acumen and author of "Manifesto for a Moral Revolution", calls for a moral revolution. She argues why we need to change our values to help the most vulnerable. And our Walter Isaacson speaks to Eduardo Padrón, president emeritus of Miami Dade College, about the diversity and in...

Amanpour: Jerry Brown, Joachim Kersten, Neil Gross and Margaret Sullivan

July 28, 2020 23:03 - 55 minutes - 50.8 MB

Jerry Brown, the former California Governor, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Trump’s decision to send federal agents into Portland to quell the unrest. He says this is unprecedented and ‘pure politics’. Joachim Kersten, chair of police science at the German Police University, and Neil Gross, sociology professor at Colby College, talk about what America can learn from German policing. They trace how Germany changed its police training after World War II. Then our Michel Martin s...

Amanpour: Steve Leifman, Norm Orstein, Amma Asante and Charles Stewart

July 27, 2020 19:12 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Judge Steve Leifman and political scientist Norm Ornstein, the men behind PBS documentary “The Definition of Insanity”, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss Miami-Dade County’s ground-breaking Jail Diversion Program that uses empathy to decriminalize the mentally ill. Then director Amma Asante reflects on making new series "Mrs. America" that examines the controversial 1970s anti-feminist Phyllis Schlafly. She also reveals her experience as a part of the 1% of black and female British director...

Amanpour: Wendy Sherman, Dr. Anders Tegnell, Heidi Larson and Jason Stanley

July 24, 2020 22:39 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

Wendy Sherman, the director for Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and former diplomat, speaks to Christiane Amanpour about the decision to close the Chinese consulate. She argues it was an overreach. Now, Sweden have a had an usual approach to lockdown; at first they had very few deaths and no lockdown was imposed, but as their mortality rate is increasing they are facing harsh criticism. Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden's chief epidemiologist, defends Sweden’s policy. Since th...

Amanpour: Bernie Sanders, Marjane Satrapi and Thomas Chatterton Williams

July 23, 2020 19:48 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Senator Bernie Sanders joins Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview about his presidential run, Covid-19, Trump, and the shape of Democratic politics. He explains why he thinks Joe Biden has made significant movement in a progressive direction. Then filmmaker and author Marjane Satrapi talks about directing “Radioactive”, a new biopic that showcases the complicated genius and life story of Marie Curie. An open letter recently published in Harper’s Magazine argues that cancel culture th...

Amanpour: Devi Sridhar, Larry Hogan and Keisha Lance Bottoms

July 22, 2020 21:30 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

As Oxford University take a huge step forward in the hunt for an effective vaccine against Covid-19, Devi Sridhar, Professor of Global Public Health at Edinburgh University, joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how coronavirus can cause long term damage, even for young people with no underlying health conditions, and why countries across the world must prepare for winter. Then Maryland Governor Larry Hogan warns that testing shortages could make the situation even worse. Our Walter Isaacson s...

Amanpour: James Clyburn, Nathan Law, Alan Hoo and Zerlina Maxwell

July 21, 2020 20:56 - 56 minutes - 51.6 MB

Democratic Congressman James Clyburn joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the life and legacy of the late John Lewis as well as the violence in Portland, Oregon. Then Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and politician Nathan Law unpacks the new national security law introduced by Beijing and how he was forced to flee his home. But Alan Hoo, vice chair of the Hong Kong Liberal Party, pushes back and defends the controversial law. Our Michel Martin speaks to Zerlina Maxwell, author of “The End of ...

Amanpour: Petra Costa, Dawn Porter and Dr. Sean O'Leary

July 20, 2020 21:50 - 55 minutes - 51.3 MB

As the number of COVID-19 cases in in Brazil surpasses 2 million, Petra Costa, director of "The Edge of Democracy", joins Christiane Amanpour from Sao Paulo to discuss the state of the nation’s health and democracy. Then Dawn Porter, director of "John Lewis: Good Trouble", reflects on the extraordinary life and career of the civil rights icon. Our Hari Sreenivasan also speaks to Dr. Sean O'Leary, vice chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, about how chil...

Amanpour: Tim Harford, Hannah Gadsby and Randi Weingarten

July 17, 2020 20:48 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

Tim Harford, the economist and journalist, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss our failure to prepare for disasters like covid-19 and hurricane Katrina and how government often mistake near misses for false alarms. Then Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby who shot to international fame with her pioneering stand-up show “Nanette” in 2018, talks about reclaiming her narrative from trauma. Our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation of Teachers, about how maj...

Amanpour: Giuseppe Sala, LaToya Cantrell, Sarah Longwell and Mehrsa Baradaran

July 16, 2020 21:01 - 56 minutes - 51.4 MB

Mayors Giuseppe Sala and LaToya Cantrell, of Milan and New Orleans respectively, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss how their cities are dealing with coronavirus pandemic. They reveal their agenda for a green and just recovery after covid. Groups like Republican Voters Against Trump are trying to convince party members to abandon the president. The co-founder Sarah Longwell talks candidly about her hopes for the November election. Then our Michel Martin speaks to Mehrsa Baradaran, law profes...

Amanpour: Richard Hatchett, Deborah Peterson Small, Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Janet Napolitano

July 15, 2020 18:39 - 55 minutes - 50.7 MB

As the coronavirus pandemic and the race for the vaccine continues, Richard Hatchett, the CEO of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how any vaccine must go to those most at risk. Then history professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and activist Deborah Peterson Small trace the stain of racism in the criminal justice system from slavery to now. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to Janet Napolitano, the first female president of of University of California, ...

Amanpour: Beto O'Rourke, Ed Yong, Vincent R. Stewart, Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey

July 14, 2020 21:31 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Beto O'Rourke, former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate, joins Christiane Amanpour from El Paso, Texas to discuss the spike in cases across several states in the United States. He says Trump’s leadership is ‘deadly and dangerous’. Then Ed Yong, staff writer at The Atlantic, argues why this surge was predictable and preventable. And from one pandemic to another – our Walter Isaacson speaks to retired general Vincent R. Stewart about racism in America. Stewart, the first African...

Amanpour: Aalaya Eastmond, Alicia Garza, Lemn Sissay, Annette Gordon-Reed and Jon Meacham

June 27, 2020 11:50 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

Aalaya Eastmond, activist and Parkland school shooting survivor, and Alicia Garza, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the intergenerational fight for racial justice and the exhaustion of being a black woman today. Lemn Sissay, the acclaimed British poet and author of “My Name is Why,” talks candidly about his harrowing journey in search of his true identity after he was stolen from his Ethiopian birth mother in 1967. He details the racism he...

Amanpour: Tzipi Livni, Diana Buttu, Mary Jordan and DJ Patil

June 26, 2020 21:07 - 55 minutes - 51.2 MB

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss tensions between Israel and Palestine. She warns that if Israel annexes Palestinian territory unilaterally, it's giving up hope for peace in the future and making a huge historical mistake. Palestinian human rights lawyer and former adviser to the PLO Diana Buttu weighs in, arguing that if Israel go ahead with the annexation, they are breaking international law and must be held accountable. Mary Jordan, Pulitzer ...

Amanpour: Christine Todd Whitman, Faiz Shakir, Glenn Hubbard and Kadir Nelson

June 25, 2020 23:06 - 56 minutes - 51.5 MB

Christine Todd Whitman, the former governor of New Jersey, digs into the climate crisis and the upcoming presidential election. Faiz Shakir, the former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 run, and Mark Mckinnon, former presidential adviser, analyse the progressive surge in Tuesday's primaries and what it will mean come November. Then our Walter Isaacson talks to Columbia professor and economist Glenn Hubbard about how we are going to recover economically from the fallout of Covid-19. An...

Amanpour: William Cohen, Clifford Stott and Norm Stamper

June 24, 2020 22:21 - 55 minutes - 50.9 MB

William Cohen, the veteran Republican and former Defense Secretary, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss a potential second term for President Trump. He says this would could spell the end of democracy and pave the way for tyranny. Clifford Stott, social psychology professor at Keele University, discusses how to prevent protests turning violent. For example, he explains how officers can and should use dialogue to defuse tensions with large crowds. Then our Michel Martin speaks to Norm Stamper...

Amanpour: Kristalina Georgieva, Reverend William J. Barber II, Anne Milgram, Matthew Desmond and Afua Hirsch

June 23, 2020 16:24 - 55 minutes - 51 MB

Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund, joins Christiane Amanpour to assess the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. She reveals that the global recession will be worse, and the recovery potentially slower, than currently forecast. Reverend William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, highlights the urgent need to combat voter suppression before the 2020 presidential election. He says voting rights are a matter of life and death. Former federa...

Amanpour: Carol Anderson, Eric Foner, Malcolm Gladwell and Lonnie Bunch

June 20, 2020 00:23 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

Today is “Juneteenth” in the United States; a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of America’s slaves. Historians Carol Anderson and Eric Foner join Christiane Amanpour to unpack this historic day and the legacy of systemic racism that is still felt today. They explore the patterns of both progress and backlash for black Americans. Malcolm Gladwell, host of "Revisionist History" and author of "Talking to Strangers", discusses police reform and America’s moral shift. Then Walter Isaacson ...

Amanpour: Jim Sciutto, Gabriela Jauregui, Farnaz Fassihi. Dr. Larry Brilliant

June 19, 2020 22:59 - 55 minutes - 50.5 MB

Jim Sciutto, CNN’s security correspondent and author of "The Madman Theory: Trump Takes on the World," joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack former national security adviser John Bolton’s explosive new memoir detailing his time in the White House by Trump’s side. Sciutto digs into Bolton’s motives and questions why he did not protest more loudly about the President’s behavior at the time and when testifying under oath. Since lockdown, rates of domestic violence around the world have spiked and ...


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Kumail Nanjiani
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Latif Nasser
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Laurie Santos
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Lemn Sissay
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Lindy West
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Malcolm Gladwell
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Mariana Mazzucato
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Martin Kemp
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Megan Phelps-Roper
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Megan Twohey
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Mehdi Hasan
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Michael Lewis
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Michael Sandel
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Naomi Klein
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Neha Narula
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Niall Ferguson
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Olafur Eliasson
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Parag Khanna
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Patricia Cornwell
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Paul Krugman
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Paul Romer
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Peggy Orenstein
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Pete Buttigieg
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Ray Dalio
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Rhiannon Giddens
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Ruth Reichl
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Sal Khan
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Simon Fraser
1 Episode
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Stanley McChrystal
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Suketu Mehta
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Tim Flannery
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Tim Robbins
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