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In a truly momentous move for the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has publicly endorsed same sex civil unions for the first time. James Martin, Jesuit priest and LGBTQ advocate, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the implications of this development. Then, author of "Vanguard" Martha S. Jones and trailblazing civil rights activist Xernona Cla…
 
Very troubling developments in Nigeria are getting global attention from political heavyweights, football stars and musicians. Activist and renowned rapper Falz joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the situation on the ground. Then, spokesperson for the Republican National Convention Liz Harrington shares her take on the state of the U.S presidenti…
 
With just two weeks left until the American election, activists Leah Greenberg and Lori Goldman join Christiane Amanpour to discuss a key demographic - suburban white women. Then, Walter Isaacson speaks to political theorist Danielle Allen about Harvard University’s coronavirus response and why she thinks rampant factionalism is a major roadblock t…
 
Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney and coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright join Christiane Amanpour to discuss their film, “Totally Under Control,” which investigates how political opportunism cost thousands of lives. Then, former Charlie Hebdo writer and journalist Caroline Fourest explains why she thinks the killing of a school teacher…
 
As the coronavirus death toll climbs in the U.S, Andy Slavitt, who ran Medicare and Medicaid services under President Obama, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake this election. Then, journalist Robin Wright and photographer Gary Knight talk about their new project, “Imagine: Reflections on Peace.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Major Ge…
 
Amid the economic suffering caused by the pandemic, UCL Economics Professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Christiane Amanpour why she thinks the science is there for an inclusive recovery. Then, Monty Python alumnus and travel veteran Michael Palin looks back at his acting career. Michel Martin talks to former Evangelical pastor, Joel C. Hunter, about wh…
 
Former U.S Senate Democrat Carol Moseley Braun talks to Christiane Amanpour about the dangers facing America's healthcare system amidst the pandemic. Then, W.H.O. Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, explains why he thinks no government should enforce another national lockdown unless absolutely necessary. Author Matthew Walker walks us thr…
 
It’s day two of confirmation hearings in the U.S for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, joins Christiane Amanpour to makes the conservative case for the nominee. Senior editor at Slate Dahlia Lithwick explains why she thinks Amy Coney Barrett cou…
 
As the Senate kicks off a week of Supreme Court hearings for judge Amy Coney Barrett, long-time civil rights activist Angela Davis joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake. Then, turning to the British chapter of the Black struggle, director Molly Dineen and producer Blacker Dread talk about their latest documentary, “Being Blacker.” Ou…
 
Former CIA director John Brennan joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why he thinks President Trump will do whatever he can to exact revenge on those that he considers his enemies. Then, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has the latest on the state and federal investigation into the alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitm…
 
Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, authors of James Baker bio "The Man Who Ran Washington," join Christiane Amanpour to look at Trump through the lens of the legendary Republican leader. Then fashion designer Stella McCartney discusses how the pandemic offered her a moment of pause to create her alphabetized sustainability manifesto. Our Michel Martin …
 
Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele talks about his decision to support Joe Biden over Donald Trump. Laurie Santos, professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of "The Happiness Lab" podcast, discusses how students are handling this academic year. A new Harvard study led by Yochai Benkler examines how the presid…
 
Governments around the world are confronting pandemic fatigue as many face dangerous new coronavirus spikes. Global public health professor Devi Sridhar joins Christiane Amanpour from Edinburgh for a medical reality check. Then, Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala shares why she thinks America can’t get its economy going until people feel safe. Andrew We…
 
US Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams tells Christiane Amanpour why he believes the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" strategy will bring Iran back to the negotiating table. Then, Professor of Middle East Studies Vali Nasr shares why he thinks President Trump’s infection provides America's foreign enemies with an o…
 
Well-wishers around the world are sending messages to President Trump and the First Lady, since they contracted coronavirus. Former Deputy U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the president’s diagnosis. Chief POLITICO Correspondent Ryan Lizza and Deborah Pearlstein, Professor at Cardozo Law School, discuss the po…
 
America’s most famous feminist campaigner, Gloria Steinem, and director Julie Taymor join Christiane Amanpour to discuss new biopic, “The Glorias,” and how the Supreme Court nomination will impact women. Former San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, tells our Walter Isaacson why he’s supporting Joe Biden even though he sharply criticized him last year. …
 
Former Campaign Manager for Bloomberg 2020, Kevin Sheekey, and pollster Frank Luntz join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the first U.S Presidential debate, and how it's impacting voters. Then, Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff discusses President Trump's unwillingness to accept the result of the election. Our Hari Sreeniv…
 
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack voter suppression. Then, Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., and Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss the future of transatlantic ties. Our Michel Martin speaks to Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University …
 
H.R. McMaster, former U.S. National Security Adviser, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss pressing foreign policy issues and his new book "Battlegrounds". He explains why Trump’s Taliban strategy is a 'disaster.' Then conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk about the devastating loss of global biodiversity and how the world might be able …
 
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss her disappointment in the grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case and what she says is the failing of the justice system to protect black lives. But Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia police commissioner, paints a slightly different view …
 
Oscar-winning director Ron Howard talks to Christiane Amanpour about his film, "Rebuilding Paradise," which shows the aftermath of California's devastating wildfires. Journalist and author Anjan Sundaram explores the extraordinary story of Hotel Rwanda hero Paul Rusesabagina, who was suspiciously charged with terrorism. Ana Cabrera speaks to Jaime …
 
Reverend Dr. William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign, joins Christiane Amanpour to react to the Breonna Taylor indictments, highlighting his disappointment but the importance of pushing forward. Then we break down the confusing arguments for a picking a new Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, with right wing activis…
 
The former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss some of the controversial statements and decisions made by her successor, William Barr. She highlights how the current AG has never had to face racism and should recognize that not all Americans had the same experience of the justice system growing up. Then turning …
 
With a little less than two months away from the U.S. election, voting rights activist Stacey Abrams joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss America's history of voter suppression, how voting can fix it and her new documentary "All In: The Fight for Democracy." Then we unpack at the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic, including a second w…
 
Alex Gibney, Director of “Agents of Chaos,” and Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the new documentary that pulls back the curtain on Russian interference in 2016. Then, Yoruba Richen, Director of "The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show" talks about the iconic Black singer and activist who made …
 
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 reflec…
 
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 …
 
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 cry…
 
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 Ke…
 
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 a…
 
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…
 
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 popul…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 M…
 
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 governme…
 
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, e…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 Min…
 
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 J…
 
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 fou…
 
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 f…
 
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, …
 
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 pla…
 
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 Lin…
 
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…
 
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 agai…
 
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, for…
 
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