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  Australian TV Broadcasting " What the World Thinks of America" - Thursday, June 19, 2003

Australian public television service, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) will be broadcasting a one-and-half hour show called " What the World Thinks of America" . at 8.30 pm (Sydney Time) on Thursday, June 19, 2003. It is a 90-minute presentation.

The TV show is hosted from the Cabinet War Rooms in London, involving a panel of well-know personalities including former Palestinian negotiator Dr Sa'eb Erekat, former cabinet minister Clare Short, US journalist Joe Klein and former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto.

The debate will look at findings of an international survey of attitudes about America, including a separate poll in the United States testing American's grasp on their public image abroad. It will be discussing a global perspective on American values, politics, leadership and popular culture.

Here is the brief on the program as given on ABC TV's website

"What The World Thinks of America," will be presented by Andrew Marr, the BBC's political editor, with poll results delivered by Peter Snow with his award-winning magic box of electronic poll graphics. The event will bring together 11 national broadcasters and a range of diverse voices from around the globe to give a multi-national verdict on the United States.

Satellite links will create a sense of global conversation, with input from leading broadcasters from Israel, Jordan, South Korea, Indonesia, Brazil, Russia, France, Britain, Canada, the USA and Australia.


The Australian link in the show is ABC's Tony Jones, who is the host of ABC's current affairs program "Lateline".

Tony Jones is leading a discussion with a distinguished home panel which will provide an informed and forceful Australian perspective.

There is an online forum for views to participate on ABC website " Welcome to What the World Thinks of America" on ABC's website.

Click HERE to the On-Line Welcome to What the World Thinks of America

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