Amanpour
Amanpour
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Amanpour is CNN International's flagship global affairs interview program hosted by Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour.
Amanpour: Fawzia Koofi, Jon Ossoff, Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
Afghan peace negotiator Fawzia Koofi joins Christiane Amanpour from Kabul to unpack President Biden's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before September 11. Democratic Senator from Jon Ossoff speaks about the need for Congress to act in the wake of voter restriction laws in his home state of Georgia. Then Princeton sociology professor Patrick Sharkey talks to our Michel Martin about the unprecedented rise in urban violence over the last year and the relationship between police violence and guns. And finally, songwriters Diane Warren and Laura Pausini discuss their Oscar-nominated song "Io Si (Seen)" for the new Netflix film "The Life Ahead". To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 16
55 min
Amanpour: Adm. William McRaven (Ret.), Elizabeth Becker and Michio Kaku
Three U.S. presidents have tried and failed to end the war in Afghanistan, and President Biden says he refuses to be the fourth. By September, he will withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from the country and NATO is likely to follow. Former head of U.S. Special Operations Command Admiral William McRaven (Ret.) was the commander of the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, he joins Christiane Amanpour to explain how there probably will still be a small U.S. presence in Afghanistan even after President Biden pulls out troops. The contributions of journalists Kate Webb, Catherine Leroy and Frances Fitzgerald have long been overlooked, but now Elizabeth Becker – herself a former war correspondent – is telling their story in her new book, “You Don’t Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War.” She explains the story of these three women correspondents who changed war coverage forever. The discovery that a subatomic particle is behaving in a way nobody could have predicted has physicists excited. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to Michio Kaku, physicist and author of "The God Equation", about how what we know about the laws of the universe may be about to change. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 15
55 min
Amanpour: Ronen Bergman, Chris Coons, Sophia Nahli Allison and Kevin Roose
Ronen Bergman, staff reporter at The New York Times, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel after Sunday's attack on Natanz, one of Iran's main nuclear sites. Senator Chris Coons talks about how President Biden will deal with these challenges in the region. Sophia Nahli Allison, director of the Oscar nominated film "A Love Song for Latasha", discusses the real story behind the documentary. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to author Kevin Roose about his new book "Futureproof" and how we can peacefully co-exist with algorithms. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 13
55 min
Amanpour: Aaron Sorkin, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gordon Brown and Tom Vilsack
Writer and director Aaron Sorkin and actor Sacha Baron Cohen's Netflix film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" has been met with critical acclaim and a host of awards. They join Christiane Amanpour to reveal the process of making the film and the power of comedy to expose society's flaws. Britain will be hosting the G7 in June – President Biden’s first summit of the world’s richest nations. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says mass vaccination of the world should be top of the agenda. He explains how we desperately need more equal vaccine distribution. Then our Walter Isaacson speaks to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about the effect the pandemic has had on agriculture and the innovative methods of reform they plan to explore to help combat the industry's impact on climate change. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 13
55 min
Amanpour: Max Foster, Simon Lewis, Patricia Scotland and Saeed Khatibzadeh
As the British Royal family announce the passing of Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh at the age of 99, royal correspondent Max Foster joins Christiane Amanpour from Windsor to reflect on the life and legacy of the man who stood by the Queen’s side for 73 years. Then former communications Secretary to the Queen Simon Lewis explains how he modernized the British monarchy. Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations Patricia Scotland digs deeper into his extraordinary and often candid and exuberant contribution to the UK and the Commonwealth. Historians Simon Schama and Margaret MacMillan also weigh in on this historic day and discuss the future of the royal family. Then turning to Iran, the country’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh explains why Tehran won't engage with Washington until the Biden administration rejoins the nuclear deal. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 12
54 min
Amanpour: Laura Coates, Donald De Lucca, Regina King, Kemp Powers and Dorothy A. Brown
All eyes are keenly focused on the long-awaited trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Today, doctors take the stand for the defense, arguing that Chauvin acted beyond reasonable force and police procedure. Former federal prosecutor Laura Coates and former police chief Donald De Lucca unpack the evidence being laid out and how what we learn in the trial could shape police training and reform going forward. Then actress Regina King and screenwriter Kemp Powers explain how the historic events depicted in the Oscar-nominated "One Night in Miami" have a special resonance in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. The film is a fictional imagining of a night in 1964 when legends Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Muhammad Ali came together. Continuing the discussion of race, Dorothy A. Brown, author of, "The Whiteness of Wealth," joins our Michel Martin to explain how even the American tax system isn’t free from racism. Her book compiles decades of research and anecdotes, highlighting how the tax system impoverishes black people. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Apr 8
55 min
Amanpour: Paola Ramos, Nasser AlKidwa, Tracie Keesee, Phillip Atiba Goff and Mahani Teave
Paola Ramos, VICE Correspondent, tells Christiane Amanpour about her new report from Colombia's border with Panama on the dangerous journeys migrants take to reach the U.S. Nasser Alkidwa, former Palestinian Foreign Minister, discusses his new independent party and the upcoming elections. Our Michel Martin talks to Tracie Keesee and Phillip Atiba Goff, co-founders of The Centre for Policing Equity, about grappling with police reform. Mahani Teave discusses giving up her career as a concert pianist to return to her home of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, to create its first music school.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 26
55 min
Amanpour: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Tim O'Brien and James Carroll
World Health Organization Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on the vaccine rollout so far; both the progress and the setbacks. She warns the EU Covid-19 vaccine export ban could snowball and become uncontrollable. Then as Iraq grapples with their highest number of daily covid cases since the pandemic began, CNN Correspondent Arwa Damon's reports on their parallel epidemic of crystal meth. She explores the ecosystem of this silent war, from the dealers to the rehab clinics. Turning to America, award-winning novelist Tim O'Brien says he has to pretend that his books can stop wars or change minds. He talks books, fatherhood and his new documentary "The War and Peace of Tim O'Brien." Then our Michel Martin speaks to James Carroll, former priest and author of "The Truth at the Heart of the Lie", about the need for reform in the church, including giving women a voice within the institution.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 25
55 min
Amanpour: Cui Tiankai, Joe Parkinson and Priti Krishtel
Cui Tiankai, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., calls CNN's reporting on Uyghur children separated from their families and kept from leaving China's Xinjiang region "immoral" and a "fabrication" in a wide ranging conversation with Christiane Amanpour. Joe Parkinson, co-author of "Bring Back Our Girls", discusses the kidnapping of nearly 300 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014 and the agency and solidarity that bonded them. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Priti Krishtel, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge, about vaccine nationalism and why we need to rethink how patents are regulated.  To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 25
55 min
Amanpour: Dave Cullen, Tom Mauser, Jess Philips and Neil deGrasse Tyson
President Joe Biden has called for Congress to enact stricter gun control measures after another deadly shooting rocks America, this time in Boulder, Colorodo. Dave Cullen, author of "Columbine" and "Parkland: Birth of a Movement", and Tom Mauser, whose teenage son was killed in the Columbine massacre, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss. Then in the aftermath of the Sarah Everard murder, British Labour MP and Shadow Minister for Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Jess Philips reflects on this moment of opportunity for ending violence against women once and for all. And our Walter Isaacson speaks to renowned physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about his new book, "Cosmic Queries," co-authored with fellow physicist James Trefil. He explains his thirst to explore the really big questions of the universe.   To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Mar 24
55 min
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