THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is a weekly, international affairs television series, which is produced in Washington, New York City, and in countries around the world. The series is distributed nationally on PBS. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the the world.
On this program Dennis Wholey is on location in the Republic of Benin in West Africa to learn about the importance of infrastructure to the country’s future. Through various interviews Dennis explores the Benin-Niger Backbone Project, which is a plan to develop crucial infrastructure that will transform Benin and its role within the region. Interviews include Samuel Dossou-Aworet, Founding Chairman and CEO of the Petrolin Group and promoter of the Benin-Niger Backbone Project. Additional interviews include people personally involved with the project and who see the great potential in Benin’s future.