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

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Implications of the Trump abuse verdict Amanpour
It took a jury just a few hours to reach a unanimous verdict, but the effects could last decades. E. Jean Carroll has been awarded $5 million – but even more importantly for her, and for all other victims, a jury believed her case that former President Trump sexually abused and defamed her more than 25 years ago.  Rebecca Traister is writer-at-large for New York Magazine, the outlet that first broke the E. Jean Carroll story. She joins Christianne to discuss the implications of the verdict. 
Also on today's show: Harun Armagan, Former spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AK Party, and Bilge Yılmaz, Deputy Chairman, IYI Party; Ashlee Vance, Author, “When the Heavens Went on Sale”
May 10, 2023
Countering Putin's propaganda Amanpour
Victory Day in Russia has long been one of the most important dates in President Putin’s calendar – a chance to show off the Kremlin’s military might while commemorating the day the Soviet Union defeated Nazi Germany in World War II. But this year is drastically different. Under tight security, no fly past, and with only one tank to spare in Moscow, a parade designed to exude strength instead exposed the strain the war in Ukraine is taking. Our first guest is putting all his efforts into counter...Show moreing Putin’s propaganda. Ilya Ponomarev was once a member of the Russian state Duma, and now he’s running TV channel February Morning, which is aimed at Russians inside Russia. He’s even taken up arms against his own country in Ukraine. He joins the show to discuss. 
Also on today's show: climate activist Elisabeth Stern & human rights lawyer Jessica Simor; former Google VP and engineering fellow Geoggrey Hinton
May 10, 2023
Managing expectations for a Ukraine counteroffensive Amanpour
For more than a year, Ukraine has defied predictions with its resistance, but senior leaders – including the country’s defense minister – are now trying to manage expectations for a much-anticipated counteroffensive. The key, of course, is support from nations like the US, but there is a sense the NATO alliance is calling for visible results before providing more weapons. Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is a longstanding friend of President Biden and has just traveled to close to the frontlines in Ukraine. He joins the show from Kyiv. 
Also on today's show: Ali Vaez, Director of Iran Project, International Crisis Group; Gretchen Morgenson, Co-author, “These Are the Plunderers”
May 8, 2023
World Food Programme Exec Dir. Cindy McCain Amanpour
In Sudan there’s still no lasting ceasefire, as the warring parties refuse to put down arms. After nearly four weeks, the violence is having a devastating effect on the country, with hundreds killed and thousands fleeing their homes in search of safety. Those left behind or forced into refugee camps are in dire need of shelter, medicine, clean water, and of course food. The UN World Food Programme is urgently working to get the Sudanese people fed, but it’s dangerous work. Three staff members ha...Show moreve been killed in the fighting, which forced a temporary suspension of operations. At the helm of the WFP during this tense time is Cindy McCain, the former ambassador and widow of Senator John McCain. She’s just one month into the job, and the challenges go way beyond Sudan. She joins the show from Nairobi. 
Also on today's show: Historian Simon Schama & New York Times London Bureau Chief Mark Landler discuss the UK's feelings about a new king and the future of the monarchy itself; Oklahoma State House Republican Toni Hasenbeck
May 5, 2023
Americans held hostage Amanpour
It’s an unofficial "hostage week" in Washington DC, with activities being held to call attention to Americans wrongfully detained in foreign prisons. A driving force behind this week’s events is the James W. Foley Foundation, which fights to free the wrongfully detained and to protect journalists around the world. The foundation was launched by Diane Foley, mother of James, who was publicly and horrifically executed by ISIS nearly a decade ago. Christiane speaks with Diane Foley about channeling her grief into action. 
Also on today's show: Actors Laura Linney & Jessica Hecht; US Senate Independent Angus King
May 4, 2023
Did Ukraine try to take out Putin? Amanpour
Russia is claiming that Ukraine attempted to assassinate Vladimir Putin in a targeted drone attack on the Kremlin. This comes as Ukraine’s defense minister says preparations for its long-awaited counteroffensive are almost complete. General Sir Richard Shirreff, NATO’s former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for Europe joins Christiane in London following a recent trip to Ukraine.   
Also on today's show: Correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddou; author Sathnam Sanghera
May 3, 2023
Is artificial intelligence a threat or a breakthrough? Amanpour
After ‘The Godfather’ of artificial intelligence sounds the alarm about his own dangerous creation, Christiane asks senior A.I. researcher Connor Leahy, and also the head of Cyber Policy at Stanford University Marietje Schaake, if they think A.I. is a major threat to humanity, or a world saving breakthrough.Also on today’s show: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins to talk about his ode to mother nature in his new project, and Walter Isaacson asks Buzzfeed News co-founder Ben Smith where the billion-dollar race to go viral went wrong.
May 2, 2023
What next in Sudan conflict? Amanpour
In Sudan, witnesses report that a sixth ceasefire is being broken by explosions and gunfire. More than 500 people have been killed in the conflict as it enters its third week, including at least two US citizens. With many looking to the United States and Saudi Arabia to help bring the two warring generals to the negotiating table, Alex Rondos, former EU Envoy to the Horn of Africa, talks to Christiane about the extremely high stakes. 
Also on today's show: US Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens; South Carolina State Senator Penry Gustafson; American Library Association President Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada
May 1, 2023
Dr. Fauci on Covid's past, present and future Amanpour
Three years after a strange killer disease swept the globe, the world has begun to move on from Covid. But the impact of the virus is staggering to contemplate. Official estimates say the virus killed over one million here in the US, and seven million worldwide. That is an underestimate, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci; the real death toll could be as high as 20 million. Christiane meets with him in New York, where he has received the prestigious Calderone Prize from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health.   
Also on today's show: Jemima Khan, screenwriter, "What's Love Got to Do With It"; Emily Witt, staff writer, The New Yorker
Apr 28, 2023
Major newspapers join forces to support Evan Gershkovich Amanpour
America's largest newspapers - The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times - are dedicating their pages to the Journal's Evan Gershkovich as he spends his fourth week behind bars in a Russian prison, facing trumped-up charge of espionage. The papers are running a full-page letter in their print editions, where they write: "As editors and publishers of some of America's largest news organizations, we are united in calling for his immediate release. Reporting is not a crime...Show more." His arrest is one of the latest flashpoints in a world where autocratic leaders increasingly feel free to lock up anybody who can be used as a political pawn - anyone they perceive as a threat to their rule. Christiane sat down with The Wall Street Journal's Editor-in-chief Emma Tucker to discuss what she's doing to help bring Evan home. 
Also on today's show: Yusra Ghannouchi, daughter of jailed Tunisian activist Rached Ghannouchi; Jacob Bogage, Business Reporter, The Washington Post
Apr 27, 2023
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