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


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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, reflects on the effects of the new national security law and the threat to press freedom. Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor and Saikat Chakrabarti, former Chief of Staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, discuss the case for “Medicare For All”, and the direction of the Democratic party. And our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to David Kaye, former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression, about what he calls the ‘Trump effect’ and the rise in authoritarian leadership.

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