Amanpour and Company

Are the Humanities in Crisis?

Clip: 03/08/2023 | 18m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

In the decade following 2008, the share of people in the U.S. graduating with bachelor's degrees in humanities dropped by a third. What's at play here, and why does it matter? Andrew Delbanco is a professor of American studies at Columbia University and the recipient of a National Humanities Medal from President Obama. He discusses the importance of reversing the humanities decline.

Aired: 03/08/23

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Watch Amanpour and Company on PBS


Watch Amanpour and Company on PBS

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.

See more here