As host Christiane Amanpour explained in an interview to the New York Times, the new program, Christiane & Company, “will be quite different from the previous show.” For one thing, it will also air on PBS.
“We’re more focused on what’s happening right now and conscious of the news. So while we will do cultural and nonpolitical work, we also very much have got our finger on the pulse of what’s going on.”
Amanpour will be joined by a team of contributors on the PBS/CNN show, Michel Martin, Hari Sreenivasan, Alicia Menendez, and Walter Isaacson. Amanpour & Company promises to offer three interview segments in its new hourlong show: two with Amanpour, and one with one of her contributors.
As pictured above, Amanpour was joined in studio by her contributors for the debut episode. Moving forward, she will continue to run the flagship PBS show from CNN’s London bureau, while the contributors will report from New York.