Amanpour and Company

Lawrence Wright Discusses "The Plague Year"

Clip: 01/05/2021 | 2m 23s | Video has closed captioning.

With 20 million cases and more than 350,000 deaths, COVID-19 has ravaged America while also exposing many of the country’s deepest societal and structural failings. What went wrong – and what lies ahead? Veteran journalist Lawrence Wright has spent these months studying the destruction caused by the virus in America, as reported in his epic piece for The New Yorker titled “The Plague Year.”

Aired: 01/05/21

Rating: NR

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