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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.
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Hardtalk interviews newsmakers and personalities from across the globe.

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Former Managing Director of Leeds United - David Haigh

11/21/2017
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Is it safe to do business in the United Arab Emirates? The former Managing Director of Leeds United, David Haigh thought so, until he endured a 22 month nightmare imprisonment, during which he says he was violently assaulted. His former employer says he's a convicted fraudster. Mr Haigh says he's the victim of legal, economic and political malfeasance. Is there something rotten in the UAE? (Photo: David Haigh looks on during the Yeovil Town v Leeds United match, 2014, Yeovil, England....

Duration: 00:23:19


Director - Baz Luhrmann

11/19/2017
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How did a boy from the Australian backwoods get to make his celluloid dreams come true? HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to director Baz Luhrmann who made his name with a wildly entertaining debut movie called Strictly Ballroom. It was theatrical, sentimental and sweet, and became a hit around the world. Since then he's continued to make larger than life films combining dazzling visuals and epic stories. Is he brash, brilliant, or both?

Duration: 00:23:18


President and CEO, International Rescue Committee - David Miliband

11/16/2017
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Across the world sixty five million people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of war, persecution and economic desperation. It's a migration crisis which is generating immense human misery and alarming levels of political discord. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to David Miliband - head of the US-based International Rescue Committee and a former British foreign secretary. Can this politician turned humanitarian explain why governments around the world are failing to meet the...

Duration: 00:23:23


Comedian - Kathy Griffin

11/14/2017
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Should anything be off limits in comedy? It's mean to be subversive. It finds laughter in dark and difficult places, but when comedy goes wrong things can get ugly. HARDtalk speaks to Kathy Griffin, an American stand-up comedian probably best known for being pictured last May holding President Trump's severed head in her hand. The Trump head was fake, but the outrage was real - from the President, the TV network which fired her, the FBI which investigated her and the public which heaped...

Duration: 00:23:19


Saudi Journalist - Jamal Khashoggi

11/12/2017
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There's neither blood nor tanks on the streets of Riyadh, but what has happened in Saudi Arabia in recent days represents a revolution of sorts. King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed have launched a purge of princes, ministers and potential rivals - part of a grand plan to entrench their power and transform the country. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Saudi journalist, commentator and current political exile Jamal Khashoggi. Is the Saudi drama about raw power or real reform?

Duration: 00:23:24


Conservative Party MP, UK - Jacob Rees-Mogg

11/9/2017
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Authority is a priceless commodity in politics. It's not easily measured, but when a Prime Minister loses it then governing becomes a perilous task. So it may be in Britain today - Theresa May has lost two cabinet ministers in a week, with her own team divided over Brexit and seemingly unsure about its core message. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to the increasingly influential Conservative MP and staunch Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. Can the Tories get out of the hole they're in?

Duration: 00:23:25


Chairman, European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee - David McAllister MEP

11/7/2017
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HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to David McAllister, a political ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chairman of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Germany is Europe's pre-eminent power, but how will Berlin use that power over the next decade? The composition of the country's next governing coalition has yet to be decided, and there are strategic uncertainties too. How far does Berlin want to push EU integration, and how wide could transatlantic differences become?

Duration: 00:23:22


US Energy Secretary (2013–2017) - Ernest Moniz

11/5/2017
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How significant will President Trump’s U-turns on Obama-era agreements prove to be? Stephen Sackur speaks to Ernest Moniz, Energy Secretary in the Obama Administration and a key figure in two landmark commitments - the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate change accord.

Duration: 00:23:24


Republican Left of Catalonia party - Alfred Bosch

11/2/2017
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Have the secessionists scored a massive own goal? HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Alfred Bosch of the Republican Left of Catalonia party. Far from settling anything, the Catalan regional government’s recent declaration of independence has deepened the uncertainty and confusion in Catalonia. Madrid has placed the region under direct rule, with the leaders of the ousted administration in Barcelona facing charges and trial. New elections are to be held in December. Alfred Bosch is a...

Duration: 00:23:24


Zambia's Opposition Leader - Hakainde Hichilema

10/31/2017
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Over the past twenty five years Zambia has been a positive example of stable, relatively free and democratic governance in Africa. But that cherished status has been jeopardised recently with the country witnessing a disputed election, political violence, a state of emergency and the imprisonment of Zambian opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema. He was freed last August, but still refuses to accept the legitimacy of last year’s election. Is he destabilising Zambia?

Duration: 00:23:23


CEO of The King Center - Dr Bernice A King

10/29/2017
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Does the daughter of Martin Luther King believe racism is on the rise again in the US? HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to Bernice King, CEO of The King Center and the youngest of Martin Luther King's four children. They are in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most picturesque cities in the American South – yet one that holds an ugly truth. It was the main port for the slave trade: around half of the Africans brought to the United States passed though there. The fight for freedom and...

Duration: 00:23:20


Former Judge, South Africa Constitutional Court - Albie Sachs

10/26/2017
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Albie Sachs is a survivor. He survived imprisonment, exile and being blown up by the country's security forces. He helped write the post-apartheid constitution and thinks it's one of the world's best. So why do others, especially the young, say "the constitution is against us, especially when you are poor"? HARDtalk’s Shaun Ley speaks to the former South African Constitutional Court Judge as South Africa's ruling party, the ANC, chooses a successor for the beleaguered president Jacob Zuma...

Duration: 00:23:45


Professor of Robot Ethics Alan Winfield

10/22/2017
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As research and development into artificial intelligence intensifies is there any sphere of human activity that won’t be revolutionised by A.I. and robotics? Stephen Sackur speaks to Alan Winfield, a world renowned Professor of Robot Ethics. From driving, to education, to work and warfare are we unleashing machines which could turn the dark visions of science fiction into science fact?

Duration: 00:23:22


Shadow Foreign Secretary, UK - Emily Thornberry MP

10/19/2017
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In 17 months time, Britain - barring a sensational political U-turn - will be out of the European Union. But on what terms remains to be seen. How will post-Brexit Britain relate to the club it has just quit as well as the rest of the world? These are questions that Theresa May's Government has been struggling to answer, but they’re just as difficult for the opposition Labour Party. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry - what would the...

Duration: 00:23:24


Film Director - Barbet Schroeder

10/17/2017
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As the world continues to follow the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanamar, condemnation has been heaped on the Burmese authorities for not doing more to protect them from attacks from Buddhist militants. Hardtalk’s Zeinab Badawi speaks to the acclaimed Swiss film director Barbet Schroeder. His latest documentary is about an influential Buddhist monk in Myanmar who uses strong anti-Muslim rhetoric in his speeches and writings. Barbet Schroeder has made the subject of evil the focus of...

Duration: 00:23:09


Author - Dan Brown

10/17/2017
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Is there still public appetite for Dan Brown’s high fibre blockbuster novels? He’s one of the biggest selling authors of all time. His 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code challenged the story of Christianity and sparked outrage in the Vatican. Now he’s back with another epic tale, this time about man’s quest to understand the beginnings of life on earth. HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur speaks to Dan Brown about his new book - Origin.

Duration: 00:23:23


Actor & Activist - Jane Fonda

10/13/2017
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As part of HARDtalk’s celebration of twenty years on air Stephen Sackur is joined by an audience in the heart of Westminster to meet a very special guest - the Oscar winning actor, activist and fitness guru Jane Fonda. In a career spanning six decades she's never shied away from speaking her mind. This is a trait that has not always been welcome in the movie business, where sexism and abusive behaviour are currently in the spotlight as never before. How dark is the reality behind Hollywood's...

Duration: 00:23:24


Intelligence and Security chief, Kurdistan Regional Government - Masrour Barzani

10/12/2017
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Seventy years ago, the leader Mustafa Barzani made a declaration of Kurdish independence which was ignored. Last month, his son -Masoud, won a referendum in Iraq intended to achieve it. However, Baghdad says it will impose its rule instead. If the Kurds are to succeed, Masrour, grandson of one Barzani, son of the other, will need all the clout he's acquired waging war on the group that calls itself Islamic State. He believes that has earned Kurds the right to a state of their own. But with...

Duration: 00:23:14


Musician - Wilko Johnson

10/5/2017
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What keeps the punk legend Wilko Johnson going? We're all familiar with rock music's living legends - think Jagger or Springsteen, but perhaps more intriguing are rock and roll’s cult heros - the artists who've inspired other artists without getting massive rewards. Wilko Johnson fits that bill. His raw guitar sound in the band Dr. Feelgood paved the way for punk. He's kept on rocking through cancer, depression and changing musical tastes.

Duration: 00:23:24


Deputy Leader, Alternative for Germany Party - Beatrix Von Storch

10/3/2017
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What difference will the Alternative for Germany party make to the country? Nearly six million people voted for AfD in last week's election, making it the third biggest party in the Bundestag. But within days of its stunning electoral success, its co-leader declared she was out. She said that the party was too anarchic, too focused on Russia, discrediting its moderate members and would be ineffective in opposition. Sarah Montague talks to the AfD's deputy leader, Beatrix Von Storch.

Duration: 00:23:17

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