Amanpour (stylized as Amanpour.) is a global affairs interview television program hosted by Christiane Amanpour, airing weeknights 6pm GMT/ 1pm ET & 7PM CET on CNN International.

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Presented byChristiane Amanpour
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Executive producer(s)Dan Wright[1]
Production location(s)London
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)CNN International
Original networkCNN International (2009–2010, 2012–present)
CNN (2009–2010, 2015–present)
CNN Philippines (occasional, 2016; full-time since 2018)
CNN Brazil (2020-present)
PBS (2017–2018)
Picture format480i, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 21, 2009 – April 30, 2010
April 16, 2012 –
Related showsFareed Zakaria GPS
Amanpour & Company
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The program is also aired on CNN Brazil from March 16, 2020,[2] and CNN Philippines via tape-delay on an occasional basis since August 20, 2016, when Philippine affairs in terms of global context are tackled by the show.[citation needed] The program relaunched full-time on the channel in 2018.


The weekday program has three segments. The first is called "The Brief", in which Amanpour tells a story from a different perspective, and often adds her personal experiences. The second segment is typically an interview with a high profile news maker or politician, while the final segment is called "Imagine a World", which is Amanpour's final thought on a topic that was not discussed on the show.

When Amanpour is reporting in the field, she anchors the entire program remotely.


The show has featured a number of high-profile interviews, including Joko Widodo, Robert Mugabe, Jacob Zuma, Queen Rania of Jordan, Son of Hamas author Mosab Hassan Yousef, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, a rare joint interview with Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sec. of Defense Bob Gates, an unprecedented joint interview with the U.N. Ambassadors to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mohamed ElBaradei, Hans Blix, NATO Secretary General Rasmussen, Gen. McChrystal, the first-ever joint interview with media power couple Tina Brown and Harold Evans, Gen. David Petraeus, and the then Vice President, now former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan.


Amanpour debuted on September 21, 2009 on CNN International. It airs weekdays on CNN International and Sundays on CNN/US.[3] The show's first run ended in April 2010 after Amanpour departed CNN to host This Week on American network ABC.[4]

Upon her return to the network in 2011, CNN International relaunched Amanpour. The series returned on April 16, 2012 and airs weekdays in the afternoon in North America and during primetime in Europe.[5]

In November 2015, Amanpour. began airing on CNN in the US on weekdays.

In August 20, 2016, Amanpour was also aired on CNN Philippines via tape-delay as a dry-run, but was axed a week after premiering on the network's local programming for unknown reasons. It eventually returned on August 31, 2016, albeit the program would broadcast on an occasional basis when Philippine affairs that affect the global stage are featured. The program relaunched full-time by January 1, 2018, replacing timeslots formerly occupied by the local franchise's Global Newsroom and the early evening edition of Sports Desk (both were axed due to network reorganization); thus extending its coverage to other international issues which were formerly featured in the former.

On December 4, 2017, it was announced that Amanpour would re-air on PBS as an interim replacement for Charlie Rose, after allegations of sexual harassment against Rose led to his program's cancellation.[6] The show on PBS was branded as Amanpour on PBS. On May 8, 2018, PBS confirmed that the show, titled Amanpour & Company, would be the official replacement to Charlie Rose and the new show began airing on September 10, 2018.[7]

Christiane Amanpour won Television Personality of the Year for the show in 2015 at the AIB Media Excellence Awards.[8] She also won at the Gracie Awards[9] in 2016 for best Talk Show - News.

On September 10, 2018, as part of a revamp of CNN International's European primetime line-up, Amanpour moved to the 19.00 CET/18.00 UK timeslot and expanded to be a one-hour show.

On March 16, 2020, the program started its daily broadcast on CNN Brazil, with Portuguese subtitles.[10]


Amanpour has received generally positive reviews from television critics and parents of young children. Mattie Kahn of Elle wrote, "Charismatic and brilliant."[11]


  1. ^ "Members of the AACL". AACL.
  2. ^ "Christiane Amanpour: CNN Brasil será uma nova voz, importante e independente". CNN Brasil. February 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Levine, Stuart (August 9, 2009). "Amanpour to host CNN talk show". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Christiane Amanpour to join ABC News". CNN. March 18, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Fung, Katherine (February 1, 2012). "'Amanpour': Christiane Amanpour's CNN International Show Launching In Spring". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Stelter, Brian (December 4, 2017). "PBS announces 'Amanpour' as interim replacement for Charlie Rose". CNN. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (May 8, 2018). "New Christiane Amanpour show will be permanent replacement for 'Charlie Rose' on PBS". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "AIB Award Winners".
  9. ^ "Gracie Award Winners".
  10. ^ "Christiane Amanpour: CNN Brasil será uma nova voz, importante e independente". CNN Brasil. February 15, 2020.
  11. ^ Kahn, Mattie (December 5, 2017). "With Christiane Amanpour, PBS Sends a Message about Whose Voices Matter". ELLE. Retrieved January 15, 2020.

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