Amanpour: David Axelrod, Erna Solberg, Kara Swisher, Carl Cameron and Dr. Sheri Fink
David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the news that Senator Bernie Sanders has dropped out of the race to be the Democratic nominee, leaving the road clear for Joe Biden to go head to head with Donald Trump in the November election. As countries around the world deal with the coronavirus pandemic in varying ways, Erna Solberg, the Norwegian Prime Minister, explains how her country is responding. Kara Swisher, editor at Recode, and Carl Cameron, former Fox News correspondent Carl Cameron, reflect on how the network favored by the president - Fox News - has potentially downplayed the dangers of Covid-19. Then our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Dr. Sheri Fink, correspondent at The New York Times and executive producer of Netflix docuseries "Pandemic", about the difficult ethical questions facing doctors today.
Amanpour: George Osborne, Jeremy Farrar, Billie Jean King and Jon Cohen
George Osborne, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the shocking news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive for coronavirus, has been admitted to the ICU due to his worsening condition. They dig into how the country are dealing with the crisis and this new development. Jeremy Farrar, director of The Wellcome Trust, talks about the race the find an effective treatment for the virus. Billie Jean King, the iconic Tennis Champion and founder of the Women's Tennis Association, expresses her approval that the Billie Jean King Tennis Center will be transformed into a temporary hospital in the fight against Covid-19. She talks about the advantages and disadvantages of so many sporting events being cancelled. Then our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Jon Cohen, senior correspondent at Science Magazine, about the extraordinary work being done to find a vaccine. However, he also stresses the importance of listening to the clear-cut facts coming out of the scientific community, that too many are ignoring.
Amanpour: Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Mohammad Nahavandian, Parag Khanna and Jon Bon Jovi
Cancer physician Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee joins Christiane Amanpour to outline why people should be wearing masks to protect against Covid-19, the unusual behaviour of the virus and his new documentary "The Gene." Mohammad Nahavandian, the Iranian VP for Economic Affairs, speaks exclusively about the Iranian government's handling of the crisis and U.S. sanctions. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Parag Khanna, author of "The Future is Asian," about the spread of Covid-19 across Asia and how this will impact world order. Jon Bon Jovi, The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, explains why he invited his fans to help him complete his new song. Entitled "Do What You Can," he began writing the track whilst in isolation and hopes to collate people's varying experiences of the pandemic in an act of solidarity.
Amanpour: Dr. Atul Gawande, Nick Clegg, Jon Meacham and David Beasley
Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital and staff writer at the New Yorker, joins Christiane Amanpour to outline the importance of protective equipment for our frontline health care workers and how we at home can employ simple strategies to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Nick Clegg, VP for global affairs and communications at Facebook and former British Deputy PM, answers questions about what Facebook are doing to stop the spread of misinformation about Covid-19 and how the social media giant have learnt from their past mistakes. Our Walter Isaacson talks to Jon Meacham, the presidential historian and biographer, about what we can learn about previous presidents and their handling of various crisis situations. He assesses how leaders around the world are handling this pandemic. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme and former Governor, talks candidly about recovering from corona virus and how he nearly confused his symptoms with allergies. He talks about how the WFP's work can continue during this outbreak.
Amanpour: Lawrence H. Summers, Dr. Celine Gounder, Tim Spector, Dr. Regina Benjamin and Mark Suzman
Lawrence H. Summers, professor at Harvard University, joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the record surge in U.S. unemployment. He says that the government is underreacting to this crisis and expects to see those numbers go into the tens of millions. Dr. Celine Gounder, assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at NYU, and Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London whose app tracks Covid-19, dig into what everyone is talking about right now - the need for rigorous testing. They unpack the criticism of the U.S. government and their lack of testing and tracking. Then our Walter Isaacson talks to Dr. Regina Benjamin, former U.S. Surgeon General under Obama and founder or BayouClinic in Alabama, about how rural America and the deep south are struggling to cope with this pandemic. She highlights how America's fragile healthcare system means that those in poorer, rural areas are suffering the most. Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, about the race to find a vaccine and what needs to be done to fight this outbreak. His foundation sounded the alarm years ago about just this kind of threat.