SDPB Premieres Amanpour & Company

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Christiane Amanpour

September 10 brings the launch of Amanpour & Company, a new program from PBS, WNET and CNN. The one-hour, late-night public affairs series feature wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports.

“Building on the enthusiastic response to Amanpour on PBS,Amanpour & Company will be a valuable addition to PBS’ nightly public affairs lineup and give viewers a better understanding of our world,” said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from New York. The new series, an expansion of CNN’s flagship program Amanpour, will continue to air on CNN International weekdays.

“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views. Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent. And I am also thrilled to be a female filling this role at this time!” said Amanpour.

Amanpour & Company airs weeknights, 10pm (9MT) on SDPB1.

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