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

    Amanpour: Lawrence H. Summers, Dr. Celine Gounder, Tim Spector, Dr. Regina Benjamin and Mark Suzman

    Amanpour: Lawrence H. Summers, Dr. Celine Gounder, Tim Spector, Dr. Regina Benjamin and Mark Suzman

    Lawrence H. Summers, professor at Harvard University, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the record surge in U.S. unemployment. He says that the government is underreacting to this crisis and expects to see those numbers go into the tens of millions. Dr. Celine Gounder, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at NYU, and Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London whose app tracks Covid-19, dig into what everyone is talking about right now - the need for rigorous testing. They unpack the criticism of the U.S. government and their lack of testing and tracking. Then our Walter Isaacson talks to Dr. Regina Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General under Obama and founder or BayouClinic in Alabama, about how rural America and the deep south are struggling to cope with this pandemic. She highlights how America's fragile healthcare system means that those in poorer, rural areas are suffering the most. Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, about the race to find a vaccine and what needs to be done to fight this outbreak. His foundation sounded the alarm years ago about just this kind of threat.

    • 56 min
    Amanpour: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Will.i.am

    Amanpour: Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Sara Goldrick-Rab and Will.i.am

    Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Greek Prime Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour from Athens to discuss how his country is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and what the country are doing to protect its thousands of refugees who are unable to social distance or isolate safely. Airforce General Terrence O'Shaughnessy, Commander of United States Northern Command, talks about leading the fight against Covid-19 and defending the homeland from this new threat. Our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Sara Goldrick-Rab, professor of higher education and sociology at Temple University, about how college students in the U.S. who were already struggling to pay rent, hold down a job and go to class are now in an even worse situation. Will.i.am, the award-winning musician, reveals the process of creating his new single "Sing for Life," with Bono, Jennifer Hudson and Japanese rock star Yoshiki whilst in isolation. He explains how he was inspired by the resilience of people around the world during these uncertain and scary times.

    • 55 min
    Amanpour: William Burns, Eric Klinenberg, Dr. Orna Guralnik, and Stuart Stevens

    Amanpour: William Burns, Eric Klinenberg, Dr. Orna Guralnik, and Stuart Stevens

    Christiane Amanpour talks with William Burns, the former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, about how the global Coronavirus crisis could create a chance for restoring democratic leadership. With millions around the world confined to their home some relationships are under strain. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg and Dr. Orna Guralnik, psychoanalyst and host of Showtime series "Couples Therapy," talk about the unprecedented challenges facing couples on lockdown. They also dig into a troubling new U.N report that warns of increasing rates of domestic violence. Our Michel Martin speaks to Republican strategist Stuart Stevens and author of "It was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump." He argues that President Trump's failure to respond quickly and efficiently to the pandemic is the fault of the Republican party.

    • 55 min
    Amanpour: Beth Cameron, Stanley McChrystal, David Urban and Jennifer Doudna

    Amanpour: Beth Cameron, Stanley McChrystal, David Urban and Jennifer Doudna

    With more nations around the world going under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 President Trump says they would be doing well to keep U.S. deaths under 100,000. Beth Cameron, the Vice President for the Global Biological Policy Nuclear Threat Initiative, joins Christiane Amanpour to give her take on this global crisis and how we are and aren't dealing with it. As a former NSC senior director for global health security and biodefense she quite literally wrote the Pandemic playbook - but she explains why the White House aren't using it. Stanley McChrystal, the former Commander of International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, weighs in and discusses why we need a leader who brings people together at this time. He argues that the U.S. haven't yet managed to harness all its potential in fighting this pandemic. Whilst cases of infected and death tolls rise around the world the 2020 election campaign has lost traction. David Urban, senior adviser for the Trump 2020 Campaign, argues for cross-party co-operation in these unprecedented times. Our Walter Isaacson talks to Jennifer Doudna, leading biochemist at UC Berkeley and co-founder of CRISPR gene editing technology, about why she is adapting her university biology lab to help fight Coronavirus. She believes the key to that fight is through rigorous testing and hopes to use CRISPR in the search for a cure and prevention.

    • 55 min
    Amanpour: Elissa Slotkin, Nicolai Wammen and James Shapiro

    Amanpour: Elissa Slotkin, Nicolai Wammen and James Shapiro

    Democratic congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the bailout plan Congress passed to help Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Nicolai Wammen, Dutch Finance Minister, discusses the substantial economic actions Denmark took early during the outbreak. James Shapiro, academic and author of "Shakespeare in a Divided America" talks about how the author's works can be invoked in the se extraordinary times.

    • 56 min
    Amanpour: Senait Fisseha and David Kessler

    Amanpour: Senait Fisseha and David Kessler

    Senait Fisseha, chief advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest efforts to tackle the coronavirus and why the World Health Organisation thinks world leaders have not acted fast enough. Next to the spread of Ebola in Africa, and the undeniable parallels to today's pandemic, addressed in a PBS Frontline film by Ben C. Solomon. Our Michel Martin talks with David Kessler, author of "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" about how we can process feelings of loss and grief in these extraordinary times.

    • 55 min

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