Amanpour: Russ Feingold, Mia Love, Rory Stewart and George Church
Russ Feingold, former Senate Democrat, and Mia Love, former House Republican, join Christiane Amanpour to dig down into the latest developments in Washington. As former Democratic favorite Kamala Harris drops out of the 2020 Presidential race and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces that the house will draw up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, they give their take on why recent events have unfolded as they have and the likely next steps of the big political players. Rory Stewart, the former British Conservative MP, talks about the urgent need to bring politics back to the center and why he's throwing his hat into the ring for London Mayor. From signaling issues on the Piccadilly line, to knife crime in the capital, he highlights key issues and how he hopes to solve them, should he replace current Mayor Sadiq Khan. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with George Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, to discuss his extraordinary work that ranges from growing human organs to resurrecting long extinct animals. He addresses the potential that genetic engineering holds, but also the ethical issues it poses.
Amanpour: Kay Bailey Hutchison, Michael Lewis and Jonathan Haidt
Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the key developments and dramas to come out of the NATO summit in London. Michael Lewis, author of "Fifth Risk" and "The Big Short," digs down into the political crisis unfolding on Capitol Hill, as the House Judiciary Committee hears its fist testimony from four constitutional scholars. He gives his take on the impeachment process so far and the future of the country. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Jonathan Haidt, the social psychologist and co-author of "The Dark Psychology of Social Networks." He serves up solutions for what he calls the "outrage machine," that is spreading anger and toxicity.
Amanpour: Bobby Ghosh, Gülnur Aybet, Shirin Neshat, Hadi Ghaemi and Feras Fayyad
Bobby Ghosh, the Bloomberg opinion editor, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the tensions between presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, as they meet in London for NATO's 70th summit. Gülnur Aybet, senior adviser to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, unpacks the criticism Macron levelled at Erdogan over Turkey's offensive in Syria. She defends the apparent blocking of the NATO defense plan for the Baltics and Poland. Shirin Neshat, Iranian artist, and Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran, explain the importance of defending artist freedoms in Iran amid the ongoing protests that have seen more than 200 killed. Our Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Feras Fayyad, the Emmy Award-winning director, to discuss his new film of "The Cave" which documents the work of Syrian doctor Amani Ballour as she managed an underground hospital in Ghouta, outside Damascus.
Amanpour: Jens Stoltenberg, Gérard Araud, Karin von Hippel, Yaron Zilberman and Jonah Peretti
Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General and former Prime Minister of Norway, joins Christiane Amanpour to reflect on 70 years of NATO, their strategy on terrorism and their approach to Trump's foreign policy. Gérard Araud, former French Ambassador to the United States, and Karin von Hippel, the Director-General of the Royal United Services Institute, weigh in and assess the future of the post-war alliance. Yaron Zilberman, co-writer and director of "Incitement", talks about dramatizing the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He explains how the consequences of that deep division and religious extremism seen 25 years ago can still be felt in Israeli society today. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed and co-founder of The Huffington Post, to unpack what "public interest" means in the age of the internet.
Amanpour: Kevin Sheekey, Richard Gere, David Gere, Julia Neuberger and Darren Walker
Kevin Sheekey, campaign manager for Bloomberg 2020, joins Christiane Amanpour to explain why the media mogul and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has made a late entry to the 2020 presidential race. Brothers Richard Gere, the iconic actor and activist, and David Gere, the director of UCLA Art & Global Health Center, give an emotional and candid account of the friends they've lost to AIDS. They talk about coming together to help create new and powerful photography exhibition and book called "Through Positive Eyes" to celebrate World AIDS Day and end stigma once and for all. Julia Neuberger, senior rabbi and member of the British House of Lords, discusses the Labour party's anti-Semitism problem and how this might impact the upcoming UK election. Our Walter Isaacson sits down with Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, to discuss his new book, "From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth."