Amanpour and Company

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Ayad Akhtar

Preview: 10/22/2020 | 17m 58s Video has closed captioning.

What it means to be American, both in body and in soul, has been on Ayad Akhtar’s mind for years. His new book "Homeland Elegies" – partly a memoir, partly a novel--looks at the immigration experience through a son’s relationship with a father who supports Donald Trump. Akhtar discusses this fraught family situation with Hari Sreenivasan.

Aired: 10/22/20

Rating: NR

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PBS and WNET, in collaboration with CNN, launched Amanpour and Company in September 2018. The series features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on issues impacting the world each day, from politics, business, technology and arts, to science and sports.

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