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CONTACT: Peter Milios
July 5, 2017—No. 31 (202) 785-8430

PBS Broadcast Featuring Greece to Air this Week

WASHINGTON, DC — The PBS broadcast “This Is America Visits Greece” will air the first of its programs, “Greece Today: Parts I-III” beginning this week.  The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is an underwriter of “This Is America Visits Greece” and AHI President Nick Larigakis is credited as a “special consultant” by the program’s producers.

"Greece Today: Part I, Part II, Part III" will be delivered to PBS on July 6, 13, and 20, 2017 (for weekend broadcast). The basic details for "Greece Today: Part I" are below, along with broadcast times for Washington, D.C. and New York City. Additional viewing for other U.S. regions can be found at http://www.thisisamerica.net/viewing.html.  International broadcasts via Voice of America usually occur several weeks after the initial PBS station broadcast.

“Thank you for all of your support, insight and enthusiasm for these programs,” Producer Jack Cregger said. “Our time in Greece was one of the most enjoyable productions of this sort. We are incredibly fortunate to work with everyone that was involved.”

“We are proud to provide support to the producers of this important program that features contemporary Greece,” President Larigakis said. “We encourage the community to view the program and to share the news about its airing with family and friends.”

Episode 2041: Greece Today - Part I
On this program This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey travel to the historic and vital European country of Greece. To celebrate contemporary Athens, Dennis visits the stunning new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center then speaks with U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt about the importance of the U.S.-Greece relationship.  At the Concordia Europe Summit, Co-founders Nick Logothetis and Matthew Swift discuss the importance of the Concordia Summit while Chairman and CEO of Libra Group, George Logothetis, offers his passionate view of Greece's past, present and future. Dennis also ventures to the Island of Crete to speak with commanders from Greece and the United States stationed in the strategically-placed Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay military base.

LCL – DC
WHUT-TV/32:
9 a.m., Friday (July7)
5:30 p.m., Saturday (July 8)

WETA-TV/26:
10 a.m., Sunday (July 9)

NYC - CUNYTV/ 75:
5 broadcasts - Weekly (Monday, July 17, 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 9 p.m. / Wednesday, July 19,  2 a.m. / Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m.)

PBS stations: Check local listings - http://www.thisisamerica.net/viewing.html

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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