NEW YORK, NY – Oct 1, 2018 – 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.