Wilson Center's dialogue Program Partners with Close Up to Air on C-SPAN

Mar 16, 2007

WASHINGTON – dialogue is pleased to announce a new broadcast production in partnership with the "Close Up on C-SPAN" television series. On Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m., Close Up will premiere the first of a new series of segments produced by dialogue at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The segment, hosted by George Liston Seay, will feature a short interview with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall discussing her work in environmental conservation, sustainable development and education. It will serve as a focus for discussion among the high school audience present and in classrooms throughout the country. The new modular series will be multi-part and feature Wilson experts on a wide spectrum of topics. The series is broadcast nationally to the estimated 34.5 million people who regularly watch C-SPAN television.

Produced by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, dialogue strives to provide viewers with a global perspective on the most pressing issues of the day. dialogue radio and television programs, hosted by George Liston Seay, are the Center's broadcast voice. dialogue reflects the work, people, and ideas of the Woodrow Wilson Center linking the world of ideas and world of policy by providing first-person insights from policymakers, diplomats, scholars, and authors on timely issues in international affairs, history, and culture. These conversations with leading authorities provide views and listeners with a global perspective that make dialogue an essential guide to understanding today's world.

For 25 years, "Close Up on C-SPAN" has conducted a highly esteemed public affairs television series that presents informed discussion of world and national affairs to America's high school youth and a general audience of C-SPAN viewers. For eight of those years the Close Up Foundation and the Wilson Center successfully collaborated in producing Close Up at the Wilson Center, a three-part television series on public policy with a panel of experts discussing important and timely international issues. Both organizations share a commitment to education and to providing opportunities for thoughtful multi-partisan discussions of issues.

This new modular format will be broadcast as a part of the weekly "Close Up on C-SPAN" series and will present an array of Wilson Center experts to the American public. It will also provide a link back to the Center's new online media portal "Wilson on Demand."

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue.