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 broadcast nationally on public television and PBS stations. The series is also distributed internationally by Voice of America Television. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world.
On this program This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey visit the Greek capital of Athens to examine life in Greece today. Dennis speaks with Greece's Minister of Economy and Development, Dimitri Papadimitriou who believes that Greece's economy is headed in the right direction and renowned businessman A.C. Laskaridis about the importance of the country's famous shipping industry. Dennis also talks with Sofia Kouvelaki of The HOME Project about the continuing international refugee crisis and with a 17 year refugee about her dangerous journey from Afghanistan to Greece. Dennis also travels to the campus of the American College of Greece, which welcomes American students to Athens with the assistance of the National Hellenic Society. Filling out this packed episode, Dennis is welcomed aboard the USS Mesa Verde and goes on site at the Acropolis.