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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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Behind the historic deal to save the Colorado River Amanpour
In the western US a landmark deal to protect one of the country's most important waterways has finally been reached. The Colorado River serves more than 40 million Americans across multiple states, but it’s drying up at an alarming rate. Drought, overuse, and climate change are largely to blame. In the new deal, the lower basin states, Nevada, California and Arizona, will temporarily cut their water usage. In exchange, they’ll get over a billion dollars’ worth of federal grants. It’s a significa...Show morent reduction, about 13% of their total demand. But experts are already warning that it’s not a long-term fix. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon joins Bianna to discuss how his upper basin state should also see the benefits of the deal. 
Also on today's show: South Carolina Senate Republican Penry Gustafson; national security analyst and journalist Peter Bergen; Kahn Academy founder/CEO Sal Khan
May 26, 2023
The promise, opportunities and threats of AI Amanpour
As we enter an uncharted era of artificial intelligence, Christiane takes a look at the risk of a creation turning on its creator. OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, is calling for an international regulator, much like the nuclear watchdog, to prevent a catastrophe endangering our existence. The real-world impact of this technology, which is still in its infancy, is already being felt. Like the fake AI image of an explosion at the Pentagon, which caused a selloff on the stock market this week. ...Show moreBut it’s also driving scientific breakthroughs, like the paralyzed man who just took his first steps in a decade, thanks in part to AI technology. Alondra Nelson was acting director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the architect of the Biden administration’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. Christiane asked her about the threats, opportunities, and the global moves to regulate AI. 
Also on today's show: Actor Oscar Isaac and Prodcuer Jeremy O. Harris; Dr. Daniel Grossman, Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, UCSF & Medical Sociologist Katrina Kimport
May 26, 2023
What to make of the Republican presidential hopefuls Amanpour
The race for the Republican nomination for US president is expanding. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is throwing his hat in the ring, as has long been expected. Donald Trump is still dominating the field and he’s already spent millions attacking DeSantis. Trey Grayson is a former Kentucky Republican Secretary of State and was also the head of Harvard’s Institute of Politics. He’s now a practicing attorney and tells Christiane what this field of presidential hopefuls tells us about the Republican ...Show moreParty and its priorities. 
Also on today's show: Reality Winner, former enlisted US Air Force member and NSA translator who made headlines in 2017 after being arrested on charges of leaking classified information to the media. Now, her story is told in the new HBO film Reality directed by Tina Satter. Reality is now on supervised release in Corpus Christi, Texas. She joins Christiane along with Tina to discuss the new film.
May 24, 2023
Exclusive: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Amanpour
Greece has come a long way since it stood on the brink of bankruptcy a decade ago. After years of painful austerity measures, tax hikes, pension cuts, and huge bailout checks, its post-pandemic economy is now outpacing the eurozone average. And despite a spying scandal, rising inflation and a tragic train crash that killed 57 people, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ center-right party tapped into underlying optimism, especially among young voters, to win a convincing victory on Sunday. He joi...Show morens Christiane for his first interview after his party’s election win. 
Also on today's show: Rachel Reeves, UK Labour Party’s Shadow Chancellor of Exchequer; Rich Lowry, Editor-In-Chief, National Review
May 23, 2023
The grinding battle for Bakhmut Amanpour
Russia’s mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed this weekend to have seized control of Bakhmut. The Ukrainian government swiftly denied it, saying their troops still hold some territory, and are fighting to surround Russian forces pinned down there. Russia has thrown wave after wave of mercenaries into the fight for the city, and Ukraine has lost some of its most experienced soldiers. While defenders say morale is high, the grinding battle is taking its toll. Correspondent Nic Robertson meets...Show more exhausted and shell-shocked Ukrainian troops near Bakhmut. 
Also on today's show: Vali Nasr, Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; disability activist Sinéad Burke; Wall Street Journal reporter Rebecca Ballhaus
May 22, 2023
Jerry Brown on how to deal with China Amanpour
One of the dilemmas facing President Biden and his allies is how to develop a unified response to China's increasing assertiveness. Former Governor Jerry Brown founded the California China Climate Institute at UC Berkeley. He says it's tricky doing business with Beijing, but worries Washington hawks might be going down a dangerous path of no-return. 
Also on today's show: Kelly Sampson, Director of racial justice at Brady: United Against Gun Violence & former gun industry insider Ryan Busse; historian Evan Thomas
May 19, 2023
Center for American Progress President Patrick Gaspard Amanpour
G7 leaders are gathering in Hiroshima, Japan for a high stakes session and the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky will address the summit via video link. He once again is asking the world’s most powerful leaders to support his fight against Russian aggression. South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is trying to mediate, saying both countries accepted his proposal to host an African peace mission. Patrick Gaspard, president of the Center for American Progress and a former US Ambassador to South Afric...Show morea, joins the show to discuss. 
Also on today's show: Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; Marie Yovanovitch, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
May 18, 2023
Pursued by paparazzi Amanpour
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan say they were in a “near-catastrophic car chase” in New York on Thursday night, with a spokesperson for the couple saying that they and Meghan’s mother were pursued by a “ring of highly aggressive paparazzi.” They allege the chase lasted more than two hours, resulting in multiple near-collisions. New York Mayor Eric Adams says the incident was reckless and irresponsible, though questioned the duration of the chase. Correspondent Melissa Bell has the latest. 
Als...Show moreo on today's show: Mary Ziegler, a leading expert leading expert on the history and politics surrounding women’s reproductive health in America; Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova; author Stephen Vladeck
May 17, 2023
The latest from eastern Ukraine Amanpour
Ukrainian forces are now using long range “storm shadow” missiles provided by the UK to strike Russian targets, CNN reports, with the use of these weapons coming just one week after the UK announced it had delivered them to Ukraine. It comes at a moment when the war-torn country is under increased pressure: Russia launched a barrage of rockets on Kyiv overnight, an attack Ukrainian officials described as “the maximum number of attacking missiles in the shortest time possible.” Meantime the Russi...Show morean mercenary company army known as the Wagner group is claiming an American citizen has been killed in the battle for Bakhmut. Correspondent Sam Kiley joins the program with the latest details from eastern Ukraine. 
Also on today's show: Rob Lee, Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Eurasia Program; El Paso, Texas Mayor Oscar Leeser; Ondi Timoner, Filmmaker, “Last Flight Home”
May 16, 2023
Zelensky's tour of western capitals Amanpour
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has been on a lightning tour of western capitals, securing almost three billion dollars’ worth of weapons from Germany and promises of dozens of light tanks and armored vehicles from France. Today, Zelensky landed in England, meeting Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in the wake of Britain arming Kyiv with long-range cruise missiles. Correspondent Matthew Chance joins the show from London to discuss. 
Also on today's show: Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira; CNN Correspondent Jomana Karadsheh & Asli Aydintasbas, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum
May 15, 2023
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