Connect the World takes viewers on a journey across continents, beyond headlines and into histories of the stories that are changing our world.
The U.S. Government shutdown is in full effect and has left 800,000 federal workers on unpaid leave, but hitting the debt ceiling and defaulting has become the main worry for economists and politicians in the U.S. and across the world.
CNN's Max Foster speaks with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about the impact of the U.S. defaulting on its debts and what the worst case scenario could be for Barack Obama.
As 3D images emerge of what Gaudí's already renowned cathedral, the 'Sagrada Familia', will look like when it is completed, Max Foster talks to the executive editor of 'The Architects Newspaper', Alan Brake, to discuss some of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. From India to the U.S. they look at the buildings that have inspired films, artists, and explorers for generations.
International inspectors are on the ground in Damascus where they have started their mission to discover and destroy the Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons.
Max Foster talks to Senior International Correspondent Matthew Chance about where they are looking and the difficulties of finding the weapons amidst the civil war in Syria.