Amanpour and Company: The New PBS Series

September 20, 2018
Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour. Photo courtesy of CNN International

Updated from original post on September 5, 2018

PBS has been giving audiences a closer look at Christiane Amanpour since 2017, when she joined the late-night line-up with Amanpour on PBS. This September, PBS presents a new and expanded show featuring Amanpour and a stellar lineup of journalists in the all-new Amanpour and Company. The program airs weeknights at 11 p.m., beginning Monday, September 10.

Amanpour brings her intrepid reporting and unique perspective on international news to public media audiences in Amanpour and Company, a new one-hour late-night public affairs series premiering this month on THIRTEEN. The new series – a collaboration between WNET and CNN – expands CNN’s flagship program Amanpour and is a proud addition to THIRTEEN’s stable of trusted news programming, which includes PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Washington Week, MetroFocus and NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams, among others.

Amanpour and Company 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, entertainment, science and sports. 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 the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.

At a Paley Center panel on September 12, Christiane Amanpour was joined in discussion by her first-class team of contributors, with Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET, moderating. The group discussed the status of the Fourth Estate, particularly the new journalistic endeavor of Amanpour and Company, in the current political climate. Watch below.

Christiane Amanpour has been at the forefront of international news reporting for more than three decades, delivering breaking news from war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and other conflict hotspots around the world. As CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, she has interviewed almost every major world leader and earned every major television journalism award, including 11 News and Documentary Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, and the Courage in Journalism Award.

“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,” Amanpour said.

“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 and Company,” said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of WNET.

The trust of her viewers is not something that Amanpour takes lightly.

“The most rewarding aspect of this profession is being an activist for the truth,” she said in a recent interview with InStyle magazine. “I find it very satisfying to lay down the markers of why real journalism still matters. Fake news is not what we do.”

Meet the Journalists

Meet the acclaimed journalists who will be joining Christiane Amanpour in Amanpour and Company.

Walter Isaacson


 

Author and journalist Walter Isaacson is a professor of history at Tulane University and the past president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute in Washington, DC, where he is now a Distinguished Fellow. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of Time magazine.

Michel Martin


 

Emmy-winning veteran journalist Michel Martin is the weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered and former host of Tell Me More. Her previous credits include ABC News, Nightline, covering politics for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, serving as a regular panelist on Washington Week and This Week with George Stephanopoulos and a contributor to NOW with Bill Moyers.

Alicia Menendez


 

Alicia Menendez is contributing editor at Bustle, host of the podcast Latina to Latina and former anchor and special correspondent for Fusion, where she covered politics and pop culture. Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle magazine and “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, she is one of the most influential voices of her generation.

Hari Sreenivasan


 

Hari Sreenivasan is known to PBS viewers as the anchor of PBS NewsHour Weekend, a senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour and host of SciTech Now. Previously, the Emmy-winning journalist worked for CBS News, reporting regularly on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS Sunday Morning. He has also served as an anchor and correspondent for ABC News, reporting for ABC News Now, World News Tonight, Nightline and anchoring World News Now.


Watch Amanpour and Company weeknights at 11 p.m., beginning Monday, September 10 with a special primetime launch at 10 p.m. Select segments and full episodes of Amanpour and Company will be available to stream at pbs.org/amanpour. Full episodes will be available only to members of THIRTEEN Passport, a benefit of station membership.