ABC's Christiane Amanpour to Explore Biblical History in Two-Part Special, 12/21 & 12/28
Join ABC News' Christiane Amanpour on the ultimate road trip as she travels to the lands of the Bible to explore the powerful stories from Genesis to the Birth of Jesus. Using the Old Testament as a guidebook, "Back to the Beginning" peels back the layers of history and faith that has inspired billions. Amanpour, the veteran war correspondent, wanted to investigate the roots of those stories that have created so much conflict, and at the same time so much of the healing she has seen across her career. It is an extraordinary journey through the deserts and cities of the ancient world, to the historical and pilgrimage sites associated with the epic tale that is the backbone of Judaism, Christianity and Islam today. "BACK TO THE BEGINNING," a two-part, four-hour special, airs on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 (9:00 - 11:00 pm ET) and FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 (9:00 - 11:00 pm ET)on the ABC TELEVISION NETWORK.Christiane Amanpour's career in journalism has become synonymous with unmatched international reporting that delivers a global perspective for viewers. Amanpour has reported from the world's major hotspots including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Asia, Rwanda, the Balkans, and the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina. She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades, including securing the only interview with Hosni Mubarak and an exclusive with Muammar Ghadafi in February 2011.