Following the departure of PBS’ Charlie Rose, PBS reached an agreement to air Amanpour., a daily 30-minute CNN International program, in its place for the interim. Now, the two networks have reached a new agreement: Amanpour & Company will now air for an hour long on both PBS and CNN International.
Veteran correspondent Christiane Amanpour will be joined by four contributors on the new show, Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan. She will continue to broadcast from CNN’s London bureau, while the contributors will join her from PBS’ WNET studio in New York, reports CNNMoney.
“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.”
“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,” WNET president and CEO Neal Shapiro said in a statement on Tuesday.
The new show debuts in July.