WNET Presents New Public Affairs Series GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer to Public Television Beginning in October

Air date: 07/14/2018

WNET Presents New Public Affairs Series GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer to Public Television Beginning in October

Features the renowned political scientist discussing global politics with high-profile guests and puppet political satire

(NEW YORK, NY – October 1) The world order in place since the aftermath of World War II is coming apart, and global summits like the G-7 and G-20 no longer have the influence they once did. This is what political scientist Ian Bremmer calls the “GZERO World.”

To make sense of this fast-changing world, WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, brings a new half-hour public affairs series, GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer to public television stations nationwide beginning Friday, October 5, 2018 (check local listings). The series joins WNET’s stable of trusted news programming, where news is accurate and well-sourced, dialogue is respectful and diverse points of view are considered.

Each week, Bremmer, a renowned political scientist, entrepreneur and bestselling author, will share his perspective on recent global events and interview the world leaders, experts and newsmakers shaping today’s international politics. The national premiere episode will feature Koreas expert Victor Cha, Professor at Georgetown University and NBC News contributor. Upcoming episodes include conversations with Her Excellency Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth Affairs, United Arab Emirates; Governor of Ohio John Kasich; Nicholas Kristof, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Ambassador Jendayi E. Frazer, former Ambassador to South Africa and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; PBS Special Correspondent Jane Ferguson; U.S. Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE); and Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, European Union Commissioner for Competition.

Each episode will conclude with “Puppet Regime,” a political satire series that features puppet versions of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, host Ian Bremmer and others, for a lighter-side look at the stories of the moment.

Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is also president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company, dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. Bremmer is a thought leader, best-selling author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances, and top publications. He teaches classes on political risk as a professor at New York University and is a foreign affairs columnist and editor at large for TIME magazine.

GZERO WORLD is executive produced by Alexsandra Sanford, David Ariosto, and Ian Bremmer for GZERO Media. Alex Gibson is senior producer. Alexander Kliment is director, writer and performer for the “Puppet Regime” feature. Andrew Vann and Anabela Silva are editors. The series is presented by Creative News Group LLC for WNET. Neal Shapiro and Stephen Segaller are executives in charge for WNET. Distributed nationally by American Public Television.

The founding funder of GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer is First Republic Bank. Additional support is provided by Harold J. Newman.



GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world’s leading political risk analysis firm. Our coverage takes many forms – print, digital media and broadcast television. Find us at gzeromedia.com.


WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the Math, Oh Noah! And Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history experience. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender identity, First Person. Through multi-platform initiatives Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America and Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, WNET showcases the human stories around these issues and promising solutions. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere: www.thirteen.org/passport.

 About APT:

American Public Television (APT) is the leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations. Founded in 1961, APT distributes 250 new program titles per year and one-fourth of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. APT’s diverse catalog includes prominent documentaries, performance, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s IllustratedCook’s CountryAfroPoPRick Steves’ EuropeChris Kimball’s Milk Street TelevisionFront and CenterDoc MartinNightly Business ReportMidsomer MurdersA Place to Call HomeLidia’s KitchenGlobe Trekker, New Orleans Cooking With Kevin BeltonSimply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home are a sampling of APT’s programs, considered some of the most popular on public television. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service and distributes Create®TV — featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming — and WORLD™, public television’s premier news, science and documentary channel. To find out more about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.




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Ian Bremmer. Credit: Richard Jopson

Puppet Ian Bremmer