(NEW YORK, NY – July 7, 2020) – As the world ricochets from crisis to crisis amidst an unprecedented global health pandemic, GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer
is at the center of the conversation about “What comes next?” Season 3 of the award-winning weekly interview program launches on US public television stations nationwide beginning on Friday, July 10 (check local listings), featuring newsmaker discussions on how the COVID-19 pandemic will further shape the world's politics, health, economy, and the tenure of various leaders. Expect to see provocative analysis ahead of November's US elections, as well as insights into the increasingly fraught relations between the US and China. Each week, Bremmer interviews key players on the world stage about news, trends and events that are relentlessly shaping how we live. All of that leavened with the political satire of Puppet Regime
. Episodes of GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer
are also available to stream at www.gzeromedia.com
. For full details, see the public television announcement below.
Gregory Roth, GZERO Media, 917-622-4734, [email protected]
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GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer Launches Season 3 Beginning July 10 on Public Television
New season of the public affairs series focuses on geopolitical impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, police reform, inequality, and US presidential election
(NEW YORK, NY – July 6, 2020) GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer
opens its new season as the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests continue to ripple across the globe, while the US approaches a deeply polarizing presidential election. Season 3 of the award-winning weekly global affairs series launches nationwide on public television beginning Friday, July 10 (check local listings)
. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and embattled Filipina journalist Maria Ressa are among the program's first guests this season. In New York, GZERO WORLD
airs on Saturdays at 10:30 am on THIRTEEN and is available to stream at thirteen.org/gzeroworld
Host Ian Bremmer provides insightful commentary and analysis as the “new normal” emerges, and in-depth interviews with the world leaders and thought leaders shaping our future. Some themes and topics explored this season include the increasingly contentious relationship between the U.S. and China and what it means for the rest of the world; voting and election security in the U.S.; vaccine development and virus eradication; the developing world and international relief efforts; inequality in the U.S. and around the globe; and the future of work, cities and higher education in a post-pandemic reality.
In its previous season, GZERO WORLD
hosted news-making interviews with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
, Colombian President Ivan Duque
, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick
, White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner
, former Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Khar
, and renowned epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Fauci
, among many others
. The series also visited an American living in Wuhan, China at the height of the pandemic; an international school in Tokyo closed by COVID-19; and a Syrian refugee beginning a new life in Munich, Germany.
Select episodes conclude with Puppet Regime, a political satire series that features puppet versions of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Kim Jong-un, Mark Zuckerberg, Boris Johnson, host Ian Bremmer, and many others, for an irreverent take on 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, including TIME, where he is a foreign affairs columnist and editor at large.
GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer
is executive produced by Alexsandra Sanford
, Tony Maciulis, and Ian Bremmer for GZERO Media. Alex Gibson is senior producer, Anabela da Silva is senior video editor and Adam Powers is video editor. David Ariosto is senior producer at large. Alexander Kliment
is director, writer, and performer for the Puppet Regime feature. 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. Additional support is provided by Prologis, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Harold J. Newman, Margot and Tom Pritzker, and James and Merryl Tisch.
About GZERO Media
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. In addition to producing the national public television program GZERO World with Ian Bremmer
and its companion podcast, GZERO Media publishes the regular newsletter Signal
, and daily text and video stories at gzeromedia.com
and across social media channels.
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