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

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


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






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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Amanpour: Mary Trump, Edward Enninful and James McBride

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...


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

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...


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

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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Amanpour: Bernie Sanders, Marjane Satrapi and Thomas Chatterton Williams

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...


Amanpour: Devi Sridhar, Larry Hogan and Keisha Lance Bottoms

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...


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

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

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...


Amanpour: Tim Harford, Hannah Gadsby and Randi Weingarten

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...


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

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...


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

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

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...


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

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...