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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…
 
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 p…
 
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…
 
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 psycholog…
 
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 …
 
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 respons…
 
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, …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 examin…
 
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…
 
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 s…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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. Th…
 
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 crimi…
 
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 …
 
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 candid…
 
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 weigh…
 
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 Walt…
 
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. Fo…
 
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…
 
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