From Iran to Afghanistan and beyond, women are standing up and resisting intense crackdowns on their rights and freedoms. Women’s equality is now the focus of a summit hosted by former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, her daughter and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation. Friday’s event will bring together “advocates, artists, political and policy leaders from around the world to address defending and advancing women’s rights.” The agenda includes voting rights, healthcare, peace, the workplace, and more. It’s a fight Secretary Clinton has led for decades, and she joins the show from Arkansas for an exclusive conversation.
Also on today's show: Acclaimed American soprano Renée Fleming on her comeback role at the Met; journalist Natalie Kitroeff.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
One-on-one with Antony Blinken
Russia must pay for its “horrific crimes” in Ukraine – that’s according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who has announced plans for a special court to prosecute Russian offenses. While holding Russia accountable is a long-term goal, Ukraine’s need for weapons and equipment now is dominating this week’s meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Romania. With winter setting in and Russia’s relentless attacks hobbling Ukraine’s infrastructure, Christiane speaks with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken from the sidelines of the NATO meeting.
Also on today's show: Alison Davidian, special representative, UN Women in Afghanistan; FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh, the first woman to head New York City's fire department.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
NATO's latest efforts to help Ukraine
In Europe, NATO's foreign ministers are wrestling with how to supply Ukraine with the weapons and equipment it needs to survive a harsh winter at war. Led by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the ministers pledged solidarity and $53 million to bolster its electrical systems, and condemned Russia's targeting of civilian populations. To discuss all this and the latest in Ukraine, Christiane speaks with President Zelensky's chief diplomatic adviser Igor Zhovkva.
Also on today's show: Comedian Rob Delaney discusses his new book, A Heart That Works, which chronicles the life and tragic death of his infant son Henry; famed documentarian Ken Burns.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Eyeing the potential impact of protests in China
Widespread anti-government protests have erupted across China for the first time since 1989 in a rare show of defiance against the ruling Communist Party. Demonstrations spread from Shanghai in the east to Xinjiang in the west, with thousands chanting, “need human rights, need freedom.” Protesters are calling for an end to nearly three years of “zero Covid” restrictions, and even for the removal of Chinese leader Xi Jinping. They were triggered by a deadly apartment fire Thursday in Xinjiang. Videos appear to show that lockdown measures hindered firefighters, keeping them away from the building. The blaze killed at least 10 people. What could all this mean in China and across the world? Former government official Victor Gao joins from Beijing.
Also on today's show: Oxford University historian Peter Frankopan, former Russian diplomat Boris Bondarev, author Douglas Brinkley. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Amanpour update for November 25, 2022
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