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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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Special report: Massive earthquake rocks Turkey and Syria Amanpour
The death toll was more than 2,500 and was expected to continue rising after a mammoth 7.8 earthquake -- one of the region's largest in a century -- shook Turkey and neighboring Syria Monday. Correspondent Jomana Karadsheh has the latest. Her report is followed by an interview with Janez Lenarčič, the European Commissioner for Crisis Management. 
Also on today's show: Gen. Philip Breedlove (Ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Evelyn Farkas, former US Deputy. Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia; Lisa Guerrero, author, “Warrior: My Path to Being Brave”
Feb 6, 2023
Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh Amanpour
Michelle Yeoh is no fan of glass ceilings. Neither her age, nor her nationality, nor her gender can stop her from taking Hollywood by storm. Fresh off a Golden Globe award for her virtuoso performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, Yeoh leads the list of contenders for this year’s Best Actress Oscar. Her star vehicle is an idiosyncratic movie about a Chinese laundromat owner thrust into a mission to save all possible universes. Yeoh joins Christiane in London to discuss the film and her action-packed career. 
Also on today's show: authors Jihyun Park & Seh-Lynn Chai; Emmy-award winner Eddie Izzard
Feb 3, 2023
UK endures biggest strikes in a decade Amanpour
The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have raised interest rates again, one day after a similar move by the US Federal Reserve. But amid those big players, Britain seems in particular trouble, with the International Monetary Fund warning it will be the only major economy to shrink in 2023. In the UK, the pain and anger poured into the streets on Wednesday when the country saw its biggest strikes in a decade, with as many as half a million workers walking out, from transport to teache...Show morers. There’s little light at the end of the tunnel, with a cost-of-living crisis forcing around four million children into poverty. Correspondent Nada Bashir was there on "walkout Wednesday." 
Also on today's show: Shevaun Haviland, Director General, British Chambers of Commerce; Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg; Gina Prince-Bythewood; Director, “The Woman King”; Yascha Mounk; Author, “The Great Experiment”
Feb 2, 2023
The latest on the police reform movement Amanpour
There are gray skies in Memphis today as family and mourners come together to remember Tyre Nichols, the 29-year-old whose death at the hands of police sparked renewed protest against this brutality all across the United States. National figures, including Vice President Kamala Harris, were in attendance today, together with George Floyd’s brother Philonise and Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor – both victims of police violence. As for attempts to change federal law, the Washington Post re...Show moreports that “police reform talks are back in Congress, but little hope for a deal.” Jelani Cobb, dean of Columbia Journalism School, joins the show to discuss. 
Also on today's show: Correspondent Gillermo Galdos reports on the ongoing unrest in Peru; Santiago Mitre, co-writer and director of "Argentina, 1985" and Luis Moreno Ocampo Moreno, former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; US House Democrat Chrissy Houlahan and US House Republican Stephanie Bice on the fight for paid family leave.
Feb 1, 2023
Navigating the Middle East cycle of despair Amanpour
Antony Blinken is leaving the Middle East after spending two days in the region, as violence between Israelis and Palestinians flares up once again. He is the latest secretary of state to try and navigate a way out of this cycle of despair, while also clinging to the hope and vision of a two-state solution. Diana Buttu is a Palestinian lawyer who has previously advised that negotiating team and she joins the show from Ramallah. Her appearance is followed by Christiane's interview with former US ...Show moretop peace negotiator Dennis Ross, who has served under both Democratic and Republican presidents. 
Also on today's show: Paul Feig, author of “Cocktail Time!”; Dr. Robert Waldinger, author of "The Good Life"
Jan 31, 2023
'I’m just trying to go home' Amanpour
Those were the words of Tyre Nichols as five Memphis police officers violently beat him during a traffic stop. He died three days later, leaving the city of Memphis and the country reeling once again, with protesters taking to the streets this weekend in several cities. His name now joins the long list of Black Americans who have died at the hands of police, a painful reminder of the police brutality that continues to blight America. After the death of George Floyd, change was promised – but the...Show more George Floyd Justice in Policing Act is still stalled in Congress, and activists ask how many deaths it will take. The five police officers charged in Tyre Nichols’ death were part of a special unit to tackle rising crime in Memphis, and that “Scorpion Unit” has now been disbanded. There are still many unanswered questions about the officers’ account of what happened that night, as Sara Sidner reports. 
Also joining the show to discuss the Tyre Nichols killing and its aftermath are Memphis Pastor Earle J. Fisher and UCLA Law Professor Joanna Schwartz.
Jan 30, 2023
Leon Panetta on the classified docs dilemma Amanpour
Former presidents and vice presidents will be told to check their personal records for classified documents after some were found at the Indiana home of former vice president Mike Pence. It’s the latest discovery in a growing controversy that has led to many questions, including what actually constitutes a classified document, what the process is when a president leaves office, and whether the system is working. Leon Panetta has served as a presidential chief of staff, defense secretary, and director of the CIA, and joins the show from California. 
Also on today's show: Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-founder, Silverado Policy Accelerator Think Tank; Kara Swisher, Host, “Pivot”
Jan 27, 2023
Afghan winter hitting women and children particularly hard Amanpour
Afghanistan was facing a humanitarian crisis even before winter set in. Now the country is enduring its coldest weather in 15 years. Freezing temperatures have killed well over 100 people, and as always, the crisis is hitting women and children the hardest – particularly after the Taliban prohibited women from working for aid organizations, effectively denying them critical assistance. In the past weeks, multiple delegations from the United Nations and other aid groups have traveled to Kabul to ...Show morepress for women’s basic rights to work and learn. Tonight, Christiane speaks with Amina Mohammed and Sima Bahous, two of the UN’s most senior officials who have just returned from Afghanistan where they tried to get the Taliban to change its mind. 
Also on today's show: Andrew Solomon, Author, “Far from the Tree”; Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., Co-author, “A Few Days Full of Trouble”
Jan 26, 2023
Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov Amanpour
After days of transatlantic wrangling and who’s-on-first gamesmanship, Ukraine receives a double whammy, with both the United States and Germany publicly pledging to send advanced tanks ahead of a projected Russian spring offensive. The past few days have also brought a corruption scandal out into the open, as Kyiv purges several senior officials, including the deputy defense minister. Tonight, Christiane speaks with his boss, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. 
Also on today's show: ...Show moreRonen Bergman, Staff writer, The New York Times Magazine; Martin Griffiths, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs; Rev. Liz Walker, Co-founder, Embrace Boston & Hank Willis Thomas, Artist, “The Embrace.”
Jan 25, 2023
Zelensky's fight against government corruption Amanpour
Ukraine’s President Zelensky may be the world’s most famous wartime leader, but his ability to mobilize his country in the fight of its life wasn’t what got him elected; his pledge to fight corruption did. Now, Zelensky is purging his own government in a growing scandal linked to the unlawful procurement of wartime supplies. Historical corruption, of course, is a primary reason Ukraine had not been admitted to the European Union, and the major government shakeup is happening just as Ukraine look...Show mores likely to receive long-awaited German-made tanks from Poland. To discuss all this, Christiane speaks with former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor. 
Also on today's show: Stephen Rubin, author, Words and Music; Richard Haass, author, The Bill of Obligations.
Jan 24, 2023
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