Wednesday, 7 December 2011

THIS IS AMERICA Visits Singapore

THIS IS AMERICA is a weekly public affairs television series hosted by Dennis Wholey.

A new current affairs series that aims to update the Singapore story for American viewers began airing on public television stations in the United States in October 2011.

The four-episode series, produced as part of a new season of the long-running public affairs programme This Is America, highlights Singapore's rapid bounce back from the recent global economic crisis and looks at how the country attempts to stand out as an attractive place to work, live and play in an increasingly competitive Asia.

Show 1501 (Oct 2011): THIS IS AMERICA Visits Singapore, Pt. I
While in the Republic of Singapore, Dennis Wholey speaks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore David Adelman. In these and other interviews Dennis Wholey learns about modern life in Singapore and discusses plans for the future of the small but progressive country.

Show 1502: THIS IS AMERICA Visits Singapore, Pt. II
This week Dennis Wholey explores the importance of Singapore as a critical location for global business. Interviews include, Minister of Trade Lim Hng Kiang, Michael Zink of Citibank, and George Tanasijevich, CEO of the Marina Bay Sands interrgrated resort complex.

Show 1503: THIS IS AMERICA Visits Singapore, Pt. III
This week Dennis Wholey learns about what it is like to live in Singapore. The program explores Singapore’s creative ways of addressing education, public housing and the unique struggles that such a country faces. Interviews include, Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat, CEO of the Housing Development Board, Dr Cheong Koon Hean, and the Chief Executive of Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, Khoo Teng Chye.

Show 1504: THIS IS AMERICA Visits Singapore, Pt. IV
This week Dennis Wholey explores the many different ways Singaporeans relax, enjoy and express themselves through food, fun and modern Singaporean culture. Interviews Aw Kah Peng of the Singapore Tourism Board, food guru KF Seetoh, and Mak Swee Wah of Singapore Airlines.

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