Amanpour: Peter Frankopan, Malte Herwig, Grayson Perry and Rhiannon Giddens
Peter Frankopan, professor of Global History at Oxford University, and Malte Herwig, journalist and Peter Handke biographer, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss the controversial decision to award writer and playwright Peter Handke with the Nobel Prize in Literature. Handke has been accused of being an apologist for the Serbian project of Slobodan Milosevic and the consequent ethnic cleansing which occurred in Bosnia. Grayson Perry, the London-based contemporary artist, explained his creative journey and the inspiration behind his new exhibit "Super Rich Interior Decoration." Our Walter Isaacson sat down with Rhiannon Giddens, award-winning musician and music scholar, to discuss her latest album "The Is No Other."
Amanpour: Mikhail Kasyanov, Nina Jankowicz, Jonathan Powell and Gulalai Ismail,
Mikhail Kasyanov, former Russian Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss President Erodgan's bloody offensive in Northern Syria caused by President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from the region. He explains the possible impact this will have on U.S. allies. Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, gives her take on President Trump's actions in Ukraine as the U.S. ambassador the to EU testifies in the congressional impeachment inquiry. Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, gives his take on the news that the UK and EU have reached a new Brexit deal. Our Michel Martin sits down with Gulalai Ismail, human rights activist, to discuss her home nation of Pakistan and why she was inspired to become an advocate for victims of alleged sexual abuse by Pakistan's army.
Amanpour: Charles Barkley, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Mehdi Hasan and Dr. Deepak Chopra
Charles Barkley, former NBA Player, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the political firestorm that has engulfed the NBA ever since the manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted support for the Hong Kong protests. Brittany Packnett Cunningham, co-host of "Pod Save the People", and Mehdi Hasan, columnist at The Intercept, reflect on the most recent Democratic presidential debate and how foreign policy was unusually front and center. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Dr. Deepak Chopra, the new age wellness guru, to talk about his eighty-ninth book, "Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential."
Amanpour: Jack Goldsmith, Katharine Gun and Robbie Robertson
Jack Goldsmith, former Head of the U.S. Office of Legal Counsel, joined Christiane Amanpour to discuss how his step-father became the prime suspect in the disappearance of labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, which is now the topic of new film "The Irishman." He delves into this as well as what he sees as executive overreach in The White House, past and present. Katharine Gun, the Iraq War whistleblower, reflects on leaking memos that exposed a plot by U.S. security officials to secure votes for the invasion. Our Walter Isaacson sat down with Robbie Robertson, musician in "The Band", to look back on his rock career and his more recent work on "The Irishman" music score.
Amanpour: Shiraz Maher, Kori Schake, Jane Fonda and Raj Chetty
Shiraz Maher, Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Kori Schake, Deputy Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss Turkey's military offensive in Syria. Jane Fonda, actress and activist, talks about her recent arrest at a climate protest. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Raj Chetty about how he's using Big Data to give disadvantaged children the same opportunities he had.