Current Affairs Shows

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Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world.
4 Episodes
VPRO
Unreported World

Unreported World

Unreported World’s reporters travel to some of the most dangerous and neglected parts of the globe offering the viewer an unrivalled insight into the daily reality for those whose lives are rarely glimpsed by the global news machine.
3 Episodes
Passion
Big Problems, Big Thinkers

Big Problems, Big Thinkers

Big Problems, Big Thinkers features acclaimed journalist Terre Blair interviewing an extraordinary group of leaders to find solutions to some of the most urgent challenges facing humanity.
1 Episode
Bloomberg
Game Changers

Game Changers

An original documentary series providing a compelling look at the business leaders and entrepreneurs who climbed to the top and changed our world.
1 Episode
Bloomberg

Current Affairs Episodes

Healthy Population Should Come Before Healthy Economy: Summers

Healthy Population Should Come Before Healthy Economy: Summers

Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, dismisses Lloyd Blankfein's tweet prioritizing the economy in the midst of a public health crisis and gives his take on the $2 trillion stimulus bill that recently passed through the House. He...
10mins
Bloomberg
Trade Impact Is Worse Than 2008 Crisis, Says WTO Director General

Trade Impact Is Worse Than 2008 Crisis, Says WTO Director General

Roberto Azevedo, director-general of the World Trade Organization, discusses his view on the impact the COVID-19 crisis will have on trade and the global economy.
9mins
Bloomberg
Steve Ballmer Talks Coronavirus, Data, Markets and More

Steve Ballmer Talks Coronavirus, Data, Markets and More

Former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, discusses his view on the effect the coronavirus will have on markets and Big Tech.
8mins
Bloomberg
Trump Orders GM to Build Ventilators

Trump Orders GM to Build Ventilators

President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to order General Motors to make ventilators. Trump appointed White House trade adviser Peter Navarro to coordinate actions under the DPA. They both spoke at The White House.
3mins
Bloomberg
Trump Signs Historic $2 Trillion Virus Relief Package Into Law

Trump Signs Historic $2 Trillion Virus Relief Package Into Law

President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus package in U.S. history on Friday, a $2 trillion bill intended to rescue the coronavirus-battered economy.
2mins
Bloomberg
Ballmer Says Suspension of NBA Season Will Cost Clippers 'Eight Digits'

Ballmer Says Suspension of NBA Season Will Cost Clippers 'Eight Digits'

Former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, says the suspension of the NBA season will cost the Clippers more than $10 million. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Markets: What...
2mins
Bloomberg
Ballmer Expects Markets to 'Stay Depressed for Some Time'

Ballmer Expects Markets to 'Stay Depressed for Some Time'

Former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, says it is safe to assume the volatility in markets will continue for some time. He speaks with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd ...
2mins
Bloomberg
Ballmer Says U.S. Virus Data Show 'Light at the End of the Tunnel'

Ballmer Says U.S. Virus Data Show 'Light at the End of the Tunnel'

Former Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, discusses his initiative USAFacts, which aims to make government data more accessible, and says he sees signs of the virus curve flattening. He speaks...
4mins
Bloomberg
NY Governor Cuomo Says It's Time to Kick Coronavirus A*ss

NY Governor Cuomo Says It's Time to Kick Coronavirus A*ss

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks to New York National Guard troops at the Javits Center where a 1,000 bed hospital has been set up.
1min
Bloomberg
Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt

Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt

Children encouraged to go on a teddy bear hunt
1min
ITN
Thomas Piketty on How a Crisis Can Redefine the Economy

Thomas Piketty on How a Crisis Can Redefine the Economy

Political economist and author of "Capital and Ideology," Thomas Piketty, discusses how the coronavirus will have a lasting impact on the economy.
7mins
Bloomberg
Stiglitz Says U.S. Did Not Learn Lessons From 2008 Financial Crisis

Stiglitz Says U.S. Did Not Learn Lessons From 2008 Financial Crisis

Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor and Nobel Laureate in Economics, talks about how the U.S. economy can recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
7mins
Bloomberg
House Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

House Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

The House approved the largest stimulus package in U.S. history Friday as part of the response to the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, sending the measure to President Donald Trump for his signature.
2mins
Bloomberg
NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing

NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing

NHS Chief Executive announces increased capacity and testing
2mins
ITN
Gove: PM continuing to lead Covid-19 efforts from isolation

Gove: PM continuing to lead Covid-19 efforts from isolation

Gove: PM continuing to lead Covid-19 efforts from isolation
2mins
ITN
Opportunity Zones: Will Tax Breaks for Investors Benefit Communities Too?

Opportunity Zones: Will Tax Breaks for Investors Benefit Communities Too?

The 2017 tax overhaul included tax incentives to invest in distressed communities called opportunity zones. Investors benefit from tax breaks and the designated zones benefit from economic investment. Critics say already-wealthy investors don't ne...
4mins
Bloomberg
WHO Tells G-20 Leaders 'We Must Fight, Unite, Ignite' on Coronavirus

WHO Tells G-20 Leaders 'We Must Fight, Unite, Ignite' on Coronavirus

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shared his message to leaders of the Group of 20 engaged in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He spoke Friday at a press conference in Geneva.
1min
Bloomberg
NYSE President Says 'Absolutely Not' to Closing Markets

NYSE President Says 'Absolutely Not' to Closing Markets

New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham discusses the possible impact to investors if calls to close financial markets over the coronavirus pandemic were heeded.
2mins
Bloomberg
Surrey Police: This is about 'persuasion'

Surrey Police: This is about 'persuasion'

Surrey Police: This is about 'persuasion'
2mins
ITN
Oil Demand Destruction is Unprecedented

Oil Demand Destruction is Unprecedented

The IEA executive director has said oil demand could drop as much as 20 million barrels a day making it harder for companies to find space to store and sell their oil. Ben Luckock, Trafigura, Oil Trading Co-Head joined Bloomberg Daybreak America's...
8mins
Bloomberg
Trumka Says Stimulus Plan Is 'Step in Right Direction' But Won't Be Enough

Trumka Says Stimulus Plan Is 'Step in Right Direction' But Won't Be Enough

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus plan won't be enough to revitalize the economy or keep people safe.
4mins
Bloomberg
Global Virus Cases Top 549,000; Death Toll Nears 25,000

Global Virus Cases Top 549,000; Death Toll Nears 25,000

Global infections from the coronavirus disease passed the half a million mark as Spain suffers its deadliest day of the pandemic.
2mins
Bloomberg
NHS Nightingale Hospital fully operational within 4 weeks

NHS Nightingale Hospital fully operational within 4 weeks

NHS Nightingale Hospital fully operational within 4 weeks
2mins
ITN
Work begins to get NHS Nightingale Hospital open

Work begins to get NHS Nightingale Hospital open

Work begins to get NHS Nightingale Hospital open
1min
ITN
Citi Is Helping Clients Guard Against Hostile Takeover Bids, Tyler Dickson Says

Citi Is Helping Clients Guard Against Hostile Takeover Bids, Tyler Dickson Says

Citigroup Inc. is rushing to help clients guard against possible unwelcome bids from activist investors, Tyler Dickson, Citi's global co-head of banking, capital markets and advisory, said on the March 26 episode of "Bloomberg Markets: The Close."
5mins
Bloomberg
Supply Chain Collapsing From Coronavirus

Supply Chain Collapsing From Coronavirus

MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Romaine Bostick on the collapse of the food supply chain from the coronavirus
6mins
Bloomberg
Why the Fed Decided to Step Into the ETF Market

Why the Fed Decided to Step Into the ETF Market

The Federal Reserve is buying exchange-traded funds for the first time.
2mins
Bloomberg
How the Virus Will Change the Way We Work

How the Virus Will Change the Way We Work

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to have a massive impact on workers and the workplace, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, considers which of the changes might last i...
2mins
Bloomberg
Guggenheim's Millstein Expects Restructurings to Mount Amid Virus

Guggenheim's Millstein Expects Restructurings to Mount Amid Virus

Guggenheim Securities Co-Chairman Jim Millstein says federal leaders need to act quickly when enacting the stimulus programs.
8mins
Bloomberg
Atlanta Fed Aims to Block Return of 2008 Housing Collapse: Bostic

Atlanta Fed Aims to Block Return of 2008 Housing Collapse: Bostic

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic says the central bank is moving to ensure that the 2008 residential housing collapse isn't repeated due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2mins
Bloomberg
'Different' Is Key Word for Post-Coronavirus Landscape: El-Erian

'Different' Is Key Word for Post-Coronavirus Landscape: El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, warns that people are underestimating the economic and market differences that will be left in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg's...
1min
Bloomberg
El-Erian: Fed Prevented Getting to Very Nasty Place in Fast Forward

El-Erian: Fed Prevented Getting to Very Nasty Place in Fast Forward

Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at Allianz, examines the work done by the Federal Reserve to avoid a combination of a depression and financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. He speaks with Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro on "Bloomberg...
4mins
Bloomberg
Fed's Kaplan Says the U.S. Economy Will Come Out of Downturn Strong

Fed's Kaplan Says the U.S. Economy Will Come Out of Downturn Strong

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses the federal stimulus plan and the outlook for the U.S.
12mins
Bloomberg
Nicola Sturgeon wishes Boris Johnson 'speedy recovery'

Nicola Sturgeon wishes Boris Johnson 'speedy recovery'

Nicola Sturgeon wishes Boris Johnson 'speedy recovery'
1min
ITN
Nicola Sturgeon announces further 8 deaths in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announces further 8 deaths in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon announces further 8 deaths in Scotland
1min
ITN
U.S. Economy Will Need Another $2 Trillion Stimulus, Signum's Myers Says

U.S. Economy Will Need Another $2 Trillion Stimulus, Signum's Myers Says

Congress will eventually have to go back for a fourth round of economic stimulus, Signum Global Advisors Chairman Charles Myers says. He spoke with Bloomberg's Vonnie Quinn, Sonali Basak and Guy Johnson on the March 26 episode of "Bloomberg Market...
5mins
Bloomberg
Fed's Kaplan Expects Virus to Cause 'Substantial Contraction' in 2Q

Fed's Kaplan Expects Virus to Cause 'Substantial Contraction' in 2Q

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan says he expects the coronavirus epidemic to cause a "substantial" economic contraction in the second quarter with the unemployment rate peaking in the low-to-mid teens.
3mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Cummings seen running out of No 10

Dominic Cummings seen running out of No 10

Dominic Cummings seen running out of No 10
18secs
ITN
Boris Johnson: 'I've Developed Mild Symptoms of the Coronavirus'

Boris Johnson: 'I've Developed Mild Symptoms of the Coronavirus'

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says that he has tested positive for coronavirus. "I have developed mild symptoms," Johnson said in a video message posted on Twitter. "I'm working from home. I'm self-isolating," he continued.
2mins
Bloomberg
Alok Sharma on NHS Covid-19 resources

Alok Sharma on NHS Covid-19 resources

Alok Sharma on NHS Covid-19 resources
2mins
ITN
The Importance of a Ventilator to Covid-19 Patients

The Importance of a Ventilator to Covid-19 Patients

Hospitals are "preparing for war," says Emory University School of Medicine Carlos Del Rio. He explains how ventilators help patients suffering from the coronavirus and looks at the timeframe for finding a vaccine.
5mins
Bloomberg
U.S. Virus Spread Fed by Seeding Events: Infectious Disease Specialist

U.S. Virus Spread Fed by Seeding Events: Infectious Disease Specialist

The Coronavirus is "much, much more severe than any flu since 1918," says Steven Riley, professor of infectious disease dynamics at Imperial College London.
5mins
Bloomberg
French Startups Receive $4.4 Billion Boost Amid Virus

French Startups Receive $4.4 Billion Boost Amid Virus

As France sets up a package worth 4 billion euros ($4.4 billion) to help startups survive the Covid-19 crisis, the country's digital minister tells Bloomberg that venture capital chiefs have pledged to hold their existing positions and even make n...
5mins
Bloomberg
Europe Faces Disastrous Recession Without Coordination: Economist Mann

Europe Faces Disastrous Recession Without Coordination: Economist Mann

Catherine Mann, global chief economist at Citi, examines the approaches to coronavirus pandemic stimulus taken by the U.S. and Europe.
4mins
Bloomberg
Dombrovskis Says Europe Is Reacting Boldly to Coronavirus Crisis

Dombrovskis Says Europe Is Reacting Boldly to Coronavirus Crisis

European leaders struggled to agree on a concrete strategy to contain the fallout from the deadly coronavirus, leaving key details to be hammered out in the weeks ahead. European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis told us his view on the...
3mins
Bloomberg
German State NSW Economy Minister Hopes Recession Will Be Over By Summer

German State NSW Economy Minister Hopes Recession Will Be Over By Summer

Andreas Pinkwart, economy minister in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, discusses Germany's coronavirus bailout, the impact of the virus on the economy and when he thinks it can be reopened.
7mins
Bloomberg
Airborne Particles May Be Contributing to Rapid Spread of Virus

Airborne Particles May Be Contributing to Rapid Spread of Virus

Recent medical studies on the Covid-19 virus say that airborne particles may be assisting the spread of the disease.
1min
Bloomberg
Met Police: London Covid-19 policing going 'very well'

Met Police: London Covid-19 policing going 'very well'

Met Police: London Covid-19 policing going 'very well'
1min
ITN