Amanpour: Kwame Kwei-Armah, Al Franken, Adrian Wooldridge and John Micklethwait


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The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on nearly every industry, and the arts especially are feeling the strain, with theatres still unable to reopen their doors. Kwame Kwei-Armah is the artistic director at London’s prestigious The Young Vic; he joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss how he and his peers are dealing with this and looking to the future. He also opens up about his experience as a black man in the industry and the racism he’s faced. Then turning to U.S. politics, Al Franken, former Senate Democrat and author of "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them," traces the war on facts-- from Rush Limbaugh to the current administration. Our Walter Isaacson speaks to Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist political editor, and John Micklethwait, Bloomberg News editor-in-chief, about how the pandemic has highlighted weaknesses in Western governments.

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