Amanpour: William Burns, Eric Klinenberg, Dr. Orna Guralnik, and Stuart Stevens
Christiane Amanpour talks with William Burns, the former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, about how the global Coronavirus crisis could create a chance for restoring democratic leadership. With millions around the world confined to their home some relationships are under strain. Sociologist Eric Klinenberg and Dr. Orna Guralnik, psychoanalyst and host of Showtime series "Couples Therapy," talk about the unprecedented challenges facing couples on lockdown. They also dig into a troubling new U.N report that warns of increasing rates of domestic violence. Our Michel Martin speaks to Republican strategist Stuart Stevens and author of "It was All a Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump." He argues that President Trump's failure to respond quickly and efficiently to the pandemic is the fault of the Republican party.
Amanpour: Beth Cameron, Stanley McChrystal, David Urban and Jennifer Doudna
With more nations around the world going under lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 President Trump says they would be doing well to keep U.S. deaths under 100,000. Beth Cameron, the Vice President for the Global Biological Policy Nuclear Threat Initiative, joins Christiane Amanpour to give her take on this global crisis and how we are and aren't dealing with it. As a former NSC senior director for global health security and biodefense she quite literally wrote the Pandemic playbook - but she explains why the White House aren't using it. Stanley McChrystal, the former Commander of International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, weighs in and discusses why we need a leader who brings people together at this time. He argues that the U.S. haven't yet managed to harness all its potential in fighting this pandemic. Whilst cases of infected and death tolls rise around the world the 2020 election campaign has lost traction. David Urban, senior adviser for the Trump 2020 Campaign, argues for cross-party co-operation in these unprecedented times. Our Walter Isaacson talks to Jennifer Doudna, leading biochemist at UC Berkeley and co-founder of CRISPR gene editing technology, about why she is adapting her university biology lab to help fight Coronavirus. She believes the key to that fight is through rigorous testing and hopes to use CRISPR in the search for a cure and prevention.
Amanpour: Elissa Slotkin, Nicolai Wammen and James Shapiro
Democratic congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan joins Christiane Amanpour to talk about the bailout plan Congress passed to help Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Nicolai Wammen, Dutch Finance Minister, discusses the substantial economic actions Denmark took early during the outbreak. James Shapiro, academic and author of "Shakespeare in a Divided America" talks about how the author's works can be invoked in the se extraordinary times.
Amanpour: Senait Fisseha and David Kessler
Senait Fisseha, chief advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the latest efforts to tackle the coronavirus and why the World Health Organisation thinks world leaders have not acted fast enough. Next to the spread of Ebola in Africa, and the undeniable parallels to today's pandemic, addressed in a PBS Frontline film by Ben C. Solomon. Our Michel Martin talks with David Kessler, author of "Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief" about how we can process feelings of loss and grief in these extraordinary times.
Amanpour: Arancha González Laya, Dr. David Shulkin, Lawrence Bartley
Arancha González Laya, Spanish Foreign Minister, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the alarming rise in coronavirus cases in her country. Dr. David Shulkin, former U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, talks about the pressure U.S. hospitals are under and the designated medical backup role the Veterans Administration plays. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Lawrence Bartley about The Marshall Project's "News Inside" - a newspaper written for inmates.