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: Patrisse Cullors, Charles Ramsey, Robert Harris and Craig Silverman

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 and explains the difference between the law and justice. Then we mark the passing of Sir Harold Evans; the media giant who sat at the helm of the...


Amanpour: Ron Howard, Anjan Sundaram, Jaime Casap, and Firooz Zahedi

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 Casap, Former Education Evangelist at Google, about how technology can be used to improve learning experiences. Then, one of Hollywood’s most...


Amanpour: Rev. William J. Barber II, Carrie Severino, Neal Katyal and Alexander Betts

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 activist Carrie Severino and former Obama official Neal Katyal. And finally, Alexander Betts, professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs at...


Amanpour: Loretta Lynch, Harry Reid, Alexandria Villaseñor and Hansi Lo Wang

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 to the climate crisis, former Senate Majority leader Harry Reid and youth climate activist Alexandria Villaseñor talk wildfires, government...


Amanpour: Stacey Abrams, Jeremy Farrar and Doris Kearns Goodwin

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 wave in the UK, with government adviser and director of the Wellcome Trust Jeremy Farrar. Our Walter Isaacson speaks Doris Kearns Goodwin, U.S....


Amanpour: Andrew McCabe, Alex Gibney, Yoruba Richen, and Jay Shetty

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 history. Our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to podcast host and author Jay Shetty about his latest book, “Think Like a Monk.” See


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

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

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.

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Amanpour: Ali Soufan, Michael Sandel and Reed Hastings

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...


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

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...


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

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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


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

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...


Amanpour: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Chanel Miller and Jonah Berger

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...