The weekday program has three segments. The first one is called The Brief, in which Amanpour tells a story from a different perspective, and often adds her personal experiences. The second one is typically an interview with a high profile news maker or politician, while the final segment is called Imagine a World, which is Amanpour's final thought on a topic that was not discussed on the show.
When Amanpour is reporting in the field, she anchors the entire program remotely.
Amanpour. debuted on September 21, 2009 on CNN International. It airs weekdays on CNN International and Sundays on CNN/US. The show's first run ended in April 2010 after Amanpour departed CNN to host This Week on American network ABC.
Upon her return to the network in 2011, CNN International relaunched Amanpour. The series returned on April 16, 2012 and airs weekdays in the afternoon in North America and during primetime in Europe.
In November 2015, Amanpour. began airing on CNN weekdays.