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In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.

    Nicolai Tangen: Norway's sovereign wealth fund

    Nicolai Tangen: Norway's sovereign wealth fund

    Is a risk taking, flamboyant, hedgefund manager the right man to steer the worlds biggest sovereign wealth fund?

    • 22 min
    Rana Ayyub: Abuse, intimidation and legal threats

    Rana Ayyub: Abuse, intimidation and legal threats

    Stephen Sackur speaks to the Indian investigative journalist Rana Ayyub whose determination to dig deep into the past and present of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has prompted abuse, intimidation and legal action. What does her case say about the health of India’s democracy?

    (Photo: Rana Ayyub appears via videolink on Hardtalk)

    • 22 min
    Péter Márki-Zay: Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?

    Péter Márki-Zay: Can Viktor Orban be beaten at the ballot box?

    Next Spring, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the EU's most controversial leader, will seek a new mandate. His grip on power in Budapest is tight, covering the parliament, the media and the economy. His opponents at home and in Brussels call him an autocrat, but can he beaten at the ballot box? Stephen Sackur speaks to Péter Márki-Zay, who will lead a united opposition front into the election. He’s a small town mayor with big ambition, but is being the candidate who is not Orban enough?

    • 22 min
    Ryan Girdusky: Race and education in America

    Ryan Girdusky: Race and education in America

    Scratch beneath the surface of everyday American life and you find an increasingly polarised culture. Donald Trump is no longer in the White House, but the culture wars he inflamed are still raging. In a special edition of HARDtalk from New York, Stephen Sackur speaks to an influential conservative activist in the thick of the fight. Ryan Girdusky, the founder of the 1776 Project Political Action Committee, says America’s schoolchildren are being brainwashed about race and he’s out to stop it. What does it say about America that the classroom is now a political battleground?

    • 22 min
    George Takei: Growing up in an internment camp

    George Takei: Growing up in an internment camp

    Stephen Sackur talks to George Takei, forever famous as Lieutenant Sulu in Star Trek. Interned as a child in the United States for being of Japanese origin, he now campaigns for gay and immigrant rights. Do the values of Star Trek still resonate?

    • 22 min
    Ritchie Torres: Is America ready to embrace progressive politics?

    Ritchie Torres: Is America ready to embrace progressive politics?

    Stephen Sackur is in the south Bronx, New York, to speak to Ritchie Torres, a rising star of the Democratic Party. He is the first gay black man elected to Congress, and a vocal champion for the poorest district in the country. Is America as a whole ready to embrace progressive politics?

    • 22 min

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