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October 23, 2020 55 min
The U.S presidential election could come down to a handful of states, one of them being Pennsylvania. Republican strategist Sarah Longwell and the state’s democratic lieutenant governor John Fetterman join Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake. Then, turning to the flare up of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Zohrab Mnatsakanyan breaks this down in an exclusive interview. Former...
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Very troubling developments in Nigeria are getting global attention from political heavyweights, football stars and musicians. Activist and renowned rapper Falz joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the situation on the ground. Then, spokesperson for the Republican National Convention Liz Harrington shares her take on the state of the U.S presidential race. Hari Sreenivasan speaks to playwright Ayad Akhtar about his new book, “Homel...
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In a truly momentous move for the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has publicly endorsed same sex civil unions for the first time. James Martin, Jesuit priest and LGBTQ advocate, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the implications of this development. Then, author of "Vanguard" Martha S. Jones and trailblazing civil rights activist Xernona Clayton talk about Black women's historic fight to be heard and counted. Pao...
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With just two weeks left until the American election, activists Leah Greenberg and Lori Goldman join Christiane Amanpour to discuss a key demographic - suburban white women. Then, Walter Isaacson speaks to political theorist Danielle Allen about Harvard University’s coronavirus response and why she thinks rampant factionalism is a major roadblock to governance. Turning to music, in a conversation originally aired in February, David...
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Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney and coronavirus whistleblower Rick Bright join Christiane Amanpour to discuss their film, “Totally Under Control,” which investigates how political opportunism cost thousands of lives. Then, former Charlie Hebdo writer and journalist Caroline Fourest explains why she thinks the killing of a school teacher by a terrorist was an attack on a "symbol" of France. Walter Isaacson speaks...
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As the coronavirus death toll climbs in the U.S, Andy Slavitt, who ran Medicare and Medicaid services under President Obama, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake this election. Then, journalist Robin Wright and photographer Gary Knight talk about their new project, “Imagine: Reflections on Peace.” Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Major General John C. Harris, Jr. about the crucial humanitarian role of Ohio’s National Guar...
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Amid the economic suffering caused by the pandemic, UCL Economics Professor Mariana Mazzucato tells Christiane Amanpour why she thinks the science is there for an inclusive recovery. Then, Monty Python alumnus and travel veteran Michael Palin looks back at his acting career. Michel Martin talks to former Evangelical pastor, Joel C. Hunter, about why he’s backing Joe Biden in November.   To learn more about how CNN protects listen...
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Former U.S Senate Democrat Carol Moseley Braun talks to Christiane Amanpour about the dangers facing America's healthcare system amidst the pandemic. Then, W.H.O. Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, explains why he thinks no government should enforce another national lockdown unless absolutely necessary. Author Matthew Walker walks us through the overlooked physical and mental health benefits of sleep. National Urban ...
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It’s day two of confirmation hearings in the U.S for Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s third Supreme Court appointment. Jessica Anderson, executive director of Heritage Action for America, joins Christiane Amanpour to makes the conservative case for the nominee. Senior editor at Slate Dahlia Lithwick explains why she thinks Amy Coney Barrett could find herself "bound by the promises" President Trump and conservatives mad...
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As the Senate kicks off a week of Supreme Court hearings for judge Amy Coney Barrett, long-time civil rights activist Angela Davis joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss what’s at stake. Then, turning to the British chapter of the Black struggle, director Molly Dineen and producer Blacker Dread talk about their latest documentary, “Being Blacker.” Our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Elizabeth Neumann, Former U.S. Homeland Security Assista...
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Former CIA director John Brennan joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss why he thinks President Trump will do whatever he can to exact revenge on those that he considers his enemies. Then, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has the latest on the state and federal investigation into the alleged domestic terror plot to kidnap  Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Emmy-award winning producer and comedian Larry Wilmore speaks to Christiane abou...
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Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, authors of James Baker bio "The Man Who Ran Washington," join Christiane Amanpour to look at Trump through the lens of the legendary Republican leader. Then fashion designer Stella McCartney discusses how the pandemic offered her a moment of pause to create her alphabetized sustainability manifesto. Our Michel Martin talks to Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christ...
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Former Chair of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele talks about his decision to support Joe Biden over Donald Trump. Laurie Santos, professor of Psychology at Yale University and host of "The Happiness Lab" podcast, discusses how students are handling this academic year. A new Harvard study led by Yochai Benkler examines how the president harnesses mass media to disseminate and reinforce disinformation about ma...
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Governments around the world are confronting pandemic fatigue as many face dangerous new coronavirus spikes. Global public health professor Devi Sridhar joins Christiane Amanpour from Edinburgh for a medical reality check. Then, Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala shares why she thinks America can’t get its economy going until people feel safe. Andrew Weissmann, a former lead prosecutor in the Mueller Investigation and author of "Whe...
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US Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams tells Christiane Amanpour why he believes the Trump administration's "maximum pressure" strategy will bring Iran back to the negotiating table. Then, Professor of Middle East Studies Vali Nasr shares why he thinks President Trump’s infection provides America's foreign enemies with an opportunity to make gains. With a global pandemic, stalled economy, an...
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Well-wishers around the world are sending messages to President Trump and the First Lady, since they contracted coronavirus. Former Deputy U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the president’s diagnosis. Chief POLITICO Correspondent Ryan Lizza and Deborah Pearlstein, Professor at Cardozo Law School, discuss the political implications. Then, New York Times London bureau chief Mark Landler breaks do...
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America’s most famous feminist campaigner, Gloria Steinem, and director Julie Taymor join Christiane Amanpour to discuss new biopic, “The Glorias,” and how the Supreme Court nomination will impact women. Former San Antonio Mayor, Julián Castro, tells our Walter Isaacson why he’s supporting Joe Biden even though he sharply criticized him last year. Then, Newsmax Media CEO, Christopher Ruddy, shares his take on his friend President T...
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Former Campaign Manager for Bloomberg 2020, Kevin Sheekey, and pollster Frank Luntz join Christiane Amanpour to unpack the first U.S Presidential debate, and how it's impacting voters. Then, Chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff discusses President Trump's unwillingness to accept the result of the election. Our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to actor Jeff Daniels about his new mini series, "The Comey R...
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins Christiane Amanpour to unpack voter suppression. Then, Gérard Araud, the former French Ambassador to the U.S., and Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss the future of transatlantic ties. Our Michel Martin speaks to Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine University School of Public Policy, and Eric Liu, co-founder & CEO of Citizen University, ab...
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H.R. McMaster, former U.S. National Security Adviser, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss pressing foreign policy issues and his new book "Battlegrounds". He explains why Trump’s Taliban strategy is a 'disaster.' Then conservationists Beverly and Dereck Joubert talk about the devastating loss of global biodiversity and how the world might be able to recover. Our Michel Martin speaks to George Aumoithe, assistant pr...
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