NEW YORK, NY – July 9, 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, launches a new half-hour public affairs series, GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer, premiering Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. on NJTV and at 10:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN beginning July 14 and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on WLIW beginning July 15. Episodes will be available to stream Saturdays. 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 premiere episode will feature U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY). Upcoming episodes include conversations with former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi; Giuseppe Piero “Beppe” Grillo, founder of the Five Star Movement in Italy; Jared Cohen, CEO of Jigsaw; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Ambassador Victoria Nuland, former U.S. Asst Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs; and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Marco Rubio (R-FL).
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 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 is editor. The series is presented by Creative News Group LLC for WNET. Neal Shapiro and Stephen Segaller are executives in charge for WNET.
The founding funder of GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer is First Republic Bank. Additional support is provided by Harold J. Newman.