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Great Decisions in Foreign Policy

401-408 


Brand New Format. 
Documentary Style. No Studio Component.
 

 


October 29, 2012,


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Great Decisions in Foreign Policy 401-408            

 

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Award-winning, timely series recommended by
New York Times.

 

Narrated by  
Academy Award Nominated Actor  
David Strathairn
(Good Night, and Good Luck). 
                           

Producer:   

Foreign Policy Association

 

Distributor:   

NETA  

 

Presenter:   

The Kentucky Network    

 

HD Feed for Record:

Wednesdays, beginning December 26, 2012

1530 - 1600ET/HD04

                                                                                                 

NOLA Code:   

GTFP 0400 H1         

 

Rights:

Broadcast Rights: Unlimited Releases/3 Years  

VOD: 30 Days  

Non-Commercial Cable: Yes

School Re-Record: 1 Year     

 

8/30s

 

Rating: TV-G

 

Screening DVD's Available upon Request

OR

View It Now:

https://vimeo.com/51329739
(Password required, PBS programmers contact   regina@stationrelations.com)   

 
LetterGreetings!
America's favorite global affairs series  
- recommended by the New York Times -  
comes alive in a new, narrated documentary format.     

Leaving the studio behind,
Great Decisions 410-408 
brings the people who make foreign policy  
into the homes of those they represent across America.    
Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck). 
 
The Kentucky Network (KET) and NETA are pleased to bring you
Great Decisions in Foreign Policy 401-408. This award-winning series -- recommended by the New York Times -- frames the most important foreign policy questions of the year. 

Featuring guests from the U.S. military's top brass to ambassadors and leading members of Congress, Great Decisions 401-408 episodes include such topics as:
 "Power To The People: The New Egypt;"
"Sacred Cow: Defense Spending In An Era Of Economic Restraint;" 
"Feeding The Dragon: China In Africa;" 
"Red Line: Iran, Israel And The Bomb,"
" The Generals And The Democrat: Myanmar In Transition."
(See fact sheet that follows for complete list and descriptions.)

Great Decisions has been produced by the Foreign Policy Association for over 40 years.  The 2013 release is dramatically different with a brand new documentary style series. if you haven't taken a look at the programs in a while, we urge you to request a screener and check it out (or view an episode on the vimeo link). The eight half-hour documenaries narrated by David Strathairn feature topics that our viewers are hearing about daily and want to learn more about. 

  

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy 401-408 is produced Foreign Policy AssociationPresented by the Kentucky Network, the series is distributed to public television stations by NETA. It is funded by The Hurford Foundation, Credit Suisse, PWC and local underwriting is permissible.   

     

Please contact me if you have questions. I'll be in touch with you about your carriage plans during the next months. A fact sheet follows.

 

Very truly yours,

Regina

Regina Eisenberg

Regina Eisenberg | Station Relations 

 

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Fact Sheet 

 Great Decisions in Foreign Policy 401-408     

 

 

Program Summary:

The award-winning series -- recommended by the New York Times -- returns to the airwaves with a brand new format as it frames the most important foreign policy questions of the year.

 

Narrated by:  
Academy Award Nominated Actor  
David Strathairn
(Good Night, and Good Luck).

 

Parts/Length:

8/30

 

RIGHTS

Broadcast Rights: Unlimited Releases/3 Years

VOD:30 Days 

Non-Commercial Cable: Yes

School Re-Record: 1 Year 

                                                                                                  

NOLA Code:   

GTFP 0300 H1

HD Feed for Record: 

Wednesdays, beginning December 26, 2012 @ 1530 - 1600ET/HD04    

 

Audio/Visual:

Stereo/Closed Captioned

 

Video: 

HD 16.9  

  

TV Rating:

TV-G

  

Producer:   

Foreign Policy Association 

   

Broadcast Distributor:

NETA  

 

Underwriters:  

The Hurford Foundation

Credit Suisse

  PWC 

  

Local Underwriting:

Local underwriting is permissible.  

 

DVD screener:

Regina Eisenberg

R Eisenberg Presents

regina@stationrelations.com 

510.550.1706

OR

(Password required, PBS programmers contact regina@stationrelations.com)
 

Websites:

www.greatdecisions.org 

www.netaonline.org

www.stationrelations.com 

 

CONTACTS:

Station Relations & DVD Screener:

Regina Eisenberg

R Eisenberg Presents

regina@stationrelations.com 

510.550.1706

 

Publicity & Promotion:

MacDara King 

Executive Producer

MKing@FPA.org 

212.481.8100 Ext. 233  
 

Viewer Questions & Comments:

MacDara King 

Executive Producer

MKing@FPA.org 

 

Great Decisions in Foreign Policy 401-408   

Episode Descriptions 

 

Episode Descriptions:
 
#401   Sacred Cow: Defending America on a Budget

For the first time in decades, the U.S. is tightening its belt on defense spending.  While traditional threats like nuclear and great power conflicts do remain.  The post 9/11 challenges of terrorism and counterinsurgency have led to a paradigm shift in the way we think about our national security.  Emerging threats like cybersecurity and biowarfare also require new thinking.  Do 21st century challenges now pose a greater threat to U.S. national security than traditional threats like nuclear war, naval supremacy and ability to fight ground wars?  Defense in an age of economic uncertainty.

 
#402   Power To The People: The New Egypt

The US has enjoyed 30 years of relatively stable relations with both Israel and Egypt, thanks in large part to the peace plan outlined by the historic Camp David Accords.  The  harmony between the two rivals has provided a key element of stability in an otherwise turbulent Middle East.  But Egypt's bumpy transition from the autocratic rule of President Hosni Mubarak to its post Arab Spring reality - has put many on edge.  What challenges does the new Egypt post for American policymakers and US allies in the region?

 
#403  Feeding The Dragon: China In Africa

African economies are booming like never before, thanks in large part to China. The global giant is investing in infrastructure projects to help it tap into the continent's resources - oil, minerals, and its huge agricultural potential. Critics charge China with cozying up to dictators and ignoring issues of human rights and transparency. Others fear that US is being left behind and its influence in Africa waning.  China in Africa. Next on "Great Decisions."

 
#404  Imperfect Union: The Eurozone In Crisis

After World War Two, the leaders of Europe established greater economic ties to help prevent future continental conflict.  Now, more than half a century later, the EU faces the biggest financial crisis in its history - and the future of the Eurozone itself is under question.  What's preventing the world's second largest economy  -- and America's largest trading partner -- from pulling itself out of recession?  

 
#405  Red Line: Iran, Israel And The Bomb

For nearly a decade, Iran's quest for nuclear capabilities has topped global security concerns in Washington, Brussels and Tel Aviv.  Why is a nuclear armed Iran considered so dangerous to U.S. and Israeli interests, and what's prevented Iran from reaching a deal year after year?  

 
#406  The Intervention Calculation

The U.S., for better or worse, is often seen as the world's policeman.  But the question of when to intervene in other nations' affairs with military force has long stymied American policymakers, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria.  Why do we intervene in some conflicts and stand on the sidelines in others?

 
#407  The Generals And The Democrat: Myanmar In Transition

Controlled by a military junta, the nation of Burma, or Myanmar, has long been isolated as an international pariah state.  But a flicker of hope for many Burmese has been Aung San Suu Kyi, who's  spent decades defying military leaders in her quest for democracy.  Now, the generals have started to implement a series of democratic and economic reforms - which the US and other Western powers have welcomed overwhelmingly.   But are Myanmar's military leaders serious about reform? And is Aung San Suu Kyi the one to lead Burma through what could be a rocky transition from international outcast to Asian "tiger?"

 
#408  Joint Strike: NATO And The Us In The 21st Century

NATO enjoyed a surge in popularity following the quick success of its air campaign in Libya.  The much needed boost in morale comes as NATO moves into its twelfth year in Afghanistan, fighting a war that many see as destined to fail.   Can the NATO alliance -  forged during the Cold War - ensure global stability in the 21st Century?  And should the U.S. continue to foot most of the bill?   
    

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