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Presented by Christiane Amanpour
Country of origin United States
Executive producer(s) Liza McGuirk[1]
Location(s) London
Running time 30 minutes
Original network CNN International (2009–2010, 2012–present)
CNN (2009–2010, 2015-present)
Picture format 480i, 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 21, 2009 – April 30, 2010
April 16, 2012 – present
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Amanpour. is a global affairs interview television program hosted by Christiane Amanpour, airing weeknights 9 pm and 11 pm CET on CNN International (CNNI). The show first aired on CNNI and CNN/US from September 2009, but ended in April 2010 due to Amanpour's departure from the network to ABC News. In 2011, Amanpour returned to CNN under an arrangement that allowed her to continue as a global affairs anchor at ABC News. As a result, the show returned (but only on CNNI) on April 16, 2012.


The weekday program has three segments. The first one is called The Brief, in which Amanpour tells a story from a different perspective, and often adds her personal experiences. The second one 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 Harry 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.[2] The show's first run ended in April 2010 after Amanpour departed CNN to host This Week on American network ABC.[3]

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.[4]

In November 2015, Amanpour. began airing on CNN weekdays.


  1. ^ "'Amanpour.' Returns to CNN International". CNN. February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Levine, Stuart (August 9, 2009). "Amanpour to host CNN talk show". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Christiane Amanpour to join ABC News". CNN. March 18, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fung, Katherine (February 1, 2012). "'Amanpour': Christiane Amanpour's CNN International Show Launching In Spring". The Huffington Post. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 

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