CNN & PBS Set New Late-Night Series with Christiane Amanpour


PBS and WNET have aligned with CNN for the new one-hour late-night public affairs series Amanpour & Company, fronted by Christiane Amanpour.

The new series will 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.

Amanpour will lead the conversation with contributions from journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan. The new series is an expansion of CNN’s flagship program Amanpour. It will continue to air on CNN International weekdays.

Amanpour said: “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!”

“For decades, a national audience has turned to PBS for smart conversations about the ideas of our time from diverse voices. That trusted tradition continues with Amanpour & Company,” said Neal Shapiro, the president and CEO of WNET.

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