November 6th, 2012

Christiane Amanpour hosts Election Day special, ‘America’s Next President – High Stakes for the World’

As the 2012 American campaign draws to a close, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour hosts a special LIVE one-hour American election night edition of Amanpour on CNN International.  Amanpour will speak with CNN chief political correspondent, and moderator of the second presidential debate, Candy Crowley about the final hours of the long American campaign.  Amanpour will also speak with historians and experts on the top issues facing the 2012 American electorate, and ask them to weigh in with analysis of the legacy of the two men vying for America’s top political office, the challenges likely to face the next U.S. president, and what the balance of power in the American Congress may mean for the Unite States and the rest of the world:

Topics:    What happens today?  What are the candidates’ “end games”?  After such a long campaign, is this likely to be a decisive election for one of the candidates?

Guest:     Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent, anchor of State of the Union with Candy Crowley

Topic:      Historians on the long-view of the 2012 U.S. presidential election: How important is this election from a historical perspective?  What can past elections tell us about what this one means for America and the world?  How will the next American president work with the American Congress to get things done?

Guest:    Robert Caro, author of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 (2012)

Guest:   Simon Schama, professor of art history & history, Columbia University; author of Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Topic:      Climate change & the Republican Party

Guest:     Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey (R), former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (George W. Bush Administration, 2001 – 2003)

Topic:      The Latino vote & the 2012 election

Guest:     María Elena Salinas, co-anchor Noticiero Univision

Anchor:   Christiane Amanpour

This special edition of Amanpour will air on Tuesday, Nov. 06 on CNN International at 3:00pmET in the North America.   In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET.