PBS today announced a new late-night public-affairs show hosted by cable news veteran Christiane Amanpour that will launch in July. Amanpour & Company, a collaboration with New York pubcaster WNET and CNN, with feature the newswoman leading in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues of the day.
Journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan will contribute to the one-hour show, whose topics can range from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. The new show expands on CNN’s Amanpour.
“I’m delighted to expand my role at PBS from interim to permanent along with this remarkable diversity of voices and views,” Amanpour said. “Never has the time for exploring our world and America’s place in it been so urgent.”