Scott Jennings and Alec MacGillis analyze Senator Mitch McConnell's political journey and imprint on the United States. "Shawshank Redemption" actor Tim Robbins tells Christiane about his career and most recent play "The New Colossus." Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician Esperanza Spalding tells Walter Isaacson about her newest solo album "12 Little Spells."
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Former New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram argues that there is damning new evidence about Trump’s phone call with the President of Ukraine which should be admitted into the Senate impeachment trial. Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks impeachment, climate and campaign spending. Actor David Strathairn discusses his role in the play “Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski."
Danny Weiss and Jonathan Burks offer their perspectives on the Senate impeachment trial. João Doria, governor of São Paulo, Brazil, joins the program from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the climate crisis. Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts tells Michel Martin how he discovered the power of words while incarcerated.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz joins the program from the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the economy, growth and the climate crisis and legal scholar Noah Feldman
gives insight into the first day of the Senate impeachment trial. Plus, John P. Carlin tells Hari about rising cyber threats to the 2020 election.
Experts Evelyn Farkas and Dimitri Simes analyze the impact of President Trump’s impeachment trial on U.S. relations with Russia, Steve Inskeep tells the story of America’s first political power couple and former White House speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz explains what Judaism can teach us in these divisive times.
Christiane Amanpour speaks with Peggy Orenstein about the messages our culture sends boys about emotional suppression and sexual aggression. She also talks to Father Greg Boyle about his organization Homeboy Industries, the largest rehabilitation program in the world for active gang members. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner to discuss The Blue Zones Project.
Christiane Amanpour speaks with Ukraine’s foreign minister, Vadym Prystaiko, about Lev Parnas and Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest about fire relief in his country. Walter Isaacson speaks with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. about his show "Finding Your Roots."
Christiane Amanpour speaks with a former governor and mayor about what's coming up in U.S. politics. She also speaks with a British journalist and historian about the state of the British monarchy. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with French philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Lévy about his recent documentaries highlighting the front-line of the fight against ISIS.
Christiane Amanpour speaks with Jodi Kantor and Gretchen Carlson about the Me Too Movement and Harvey Weinstein's trial; and Oren Falkowitz about preventing hacking around the 2020 election. Michel Martin speaks with Lee McIntyre about the idea of a "post-truth" society,
Christiane Amanpour speaks with Iran researcher Mohammad Ali Shabani to break down what's happening there. She also talks to former Ukranian Deputy Foreign Minister Danylo Lubkivsky about the country's place in current events; and New Yorker writer Evan Osnos about U.S.-China relations. Hari Sreenivasan chats with Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes about his fight against corporate monopolies.
Former Canadian Ambassador Michael Kergin discusses the human cost of this week's diplomatic drama. Then, experts Richard Dalton and Barbara Slavin explain the current state of affairs between the U.S. and Iran and Ervand Abrahamian tells Walter Isaacson about the long and complicated history behind the two countries' relationship. Plus, anthropologist Daniel Fessler makes the case for kindness.
Senator Tim Kaine tells Christiane Amanpour about Wednesday's heated Senate briefing on Iran. CNN correspondent Fred Pleitgen discusses what could have caused a Ukrainian plane to crash in Tehran on Tuesday. Dickie Arbiter and Mark Landler analyze controversy surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Cyrus Habib responds to the detainment of Iranian-Americans at the U.S.-Canadadian border.
In the wake of Iranian attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq, Christiane gains insight on the current geopolitical state of affairs from David Urban, Mohammad Marandi, Antony Blinken and Mina Al-Oraibi.
As allies of the U.S. call for both America and Iran to de-escalate the crisis over the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Christiane Amanpour discusses this highly fraught geopolitical moment with Mark Esper, Massoumeh Ebtekar, Elissa Slotkin and Turki Al-Faisal.
As U.S.-Iran tensions escalate following the death of Qasem Soleimani, Christiane analyzes the situation with Mohammad Marandi, Chris Murphy, Ayad Allawi and Stephen Hadley. Plus, environmentalist Tim Flannery joins the program to discuss the wildfires devastating Australia.
Jack Goldsmith, former head of the Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush, discusses the limits of executive power with Christiane Amanpour. Katharine Gun explains how she exposed a plot by U.S. security officials to spy on United Nations members in 2003. Former lead guitarist of The Band Robbie Robertson takes Walter Isaacson behind the scenes of his legendary rock career.
Peter Frankopan and Malte Herwig join Christiane Amanpour to discuss Peter Handke’s controversial Nobel Prize win. Artist Grayson Perry showcases his latest exhibition “Super Rich Interior Decoration.” Rhiannon Giddens pulls out her banjo for Walter Isaacson to illustrate the rich history of the instrument in American music. WARNING: This episode contains graphic images.
Christopher Mallaby, Timothy Garton Ash and Andrey Kortunov join Christiane Amanpour to remember the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago. Wendell Pierce explains his role in the West End Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman.” Actress Ellie Kemper discusses her new memoir “My Squirrel Days."
Imran Khan joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss rising tensions between India and Pakistan. Ta-Nehisi Coates explains the vision behind his first novel “The Water Dancer.” London Breed tells Michel Martin about the challenges she’s tackling as mayor of San Francisco.