Amanpour and Company

"Stolen Focus:" Are You Having Trouble Paying Attention?

Clip: 01/03/2023 | 17m 51s

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How long can you focus on a thought – or anything – without being interrupted by your flashing phone? With a powerful distraction inches away, many people find their ability to focus has dwindled to a matter of minutes, according to our next guest. New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari explores the importance of attention and how it has been “stolen” in his latest book.

Aired: 01/03/23 | Rating: NR

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