Coming Up Exclusive: Christiane Amanpour interviews House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Defense Secretary Robert Gates

Plus, George Will, Donna Brazile, Paul Krugman and Ahmed Rashid

ByABC News
July 28, 2010, 7:26 PM

July 28, 2010— -- In her debut as "This Week" anchor, Christiane Amanpour sits down with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Defense Secretary Robert Gates for two This Week exclusive interviews.

Under Pelosi's leadership, the House has passed an unprecedented stimulus package, a massive health care bill and an overhaul of the financial system. But after passing this ambitious agenda, why do Democrats find themselves fighting for their political lives? What is Pelosi's strategy for keeping the House in Democratic hands? And the House passes a war funding bill, but with Democrats deeply divided over the direction of the war in Afghanistan, does the Obama Administration need to change course? In a wide-ranging interview covering international and domestic policy, Christiane Amanpour goes one on one with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, only on "This Week."

Amanpour has spent years reporting on the war in Afghanistan and in another exclusive, Defense Secretary Robert Gates comes to "This Week." The unprecedented disclosure of classified war logs paints a grim picture of the Afghanistan war, but will the leaks impact the President's war policy? What does victory look like, is it achievable and at what cost? Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in another "This Week" exclusive.

Plus, a powerhouse roundtable with George Will, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and journalist Ahmed Rashid, author of Descent into Chaos and expert on Afghanistan and the Taliban, will look at the difficult choices facing the Obama administration in Afghanistan. And they'll assess the tough political environment for Democrats in the fall.

"This Week" with Christiane Amanpour starts Sunday. You won't want to miss it.