Amanpour and Company

Did This Novel Predict the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Clip: 04/27/2020 | 2m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

Imagine writing a novel about a deadly new virus that emerges in Asia and spreads worldwide – only to then watch it all come true. That’s what happened to renowned journalist and author Lawrence Wright, whose new novel "The End of October" follows an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization in his quest to stop a pandemic. Wright joins the program to talk about his prophetic imagination.

Aired: 04/27/20

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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