April, 2015

We recently traveled to Panama to produce 3 programs. It was our first venture into Central America but the experience was worth the wait. We interviewed indigenous tribesman, visited the Panama Canal as well as the Canal Expansion and conducted a lively interview with President Juan Carlos Varela.

Dennis Wholey and President Juan Carlos Varela


January, 2015

We recently returned from Japan with an incredible amount of footage for 4 programs. The trip was wonderful but a highlight was our time at the Koyasan temple complex.

Dennis Wholey in Koyasan, Japan


November, 2014

Our recent trip to Kazakhstan was tremendously cold but it was great to be back. We interviewed many people about the country and spoke with Former Kazakh Ambassador to the United States and current Foreign Minister, Erlan Idrissov.

Dennis Wholey and Foreign Minister, Erlan Idrissov


June 30, 2014

Tomorrow we leave to produce programs in Benin. This will be our first trip to Africa! Stay tuned!

Best regards, Jake Cregger // Producer // THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD


April 24, 2014

We have just returned form Taping 5 programs in Japan. The trip was a great success and a huge learning experience. Over the next few weeks programs will feature Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as well as many other segments focused on trade, culture, women in Japan, and U.S. Japan relations.

Dennis Wholey and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
(From Left to Right) Dennis Wholey, ACTV Japan Cameraman John Lipartito, ACTV Japan Cameraman Jim Ballard, Producer Jake Cregger

Website Update

April 7th , 2014

We are very excited to announce that we leave this Thursday to produce 5 programs in Japan. Wish us luck and stay tuned!

Best regards,
Jake Cregger // Producer // THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD

Website Update

January 1st, 2014

As we enter into our 2014 season, we are making some big changes to our website. At the moment we are modifying our "Video Archives" page and only the most recent programs are available. Everything will be back shortly and the entire site will have a whole new look for 2014!

Best regards,
Jake Cregger // Producer // THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD

Help Us Educate Our Viewers

December 13th, 2013

We are very happy to get our viewers involved in our series. Please feel free to donate to THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD to help us continue our work. As you know the goal of THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is to educate our viewers about the government, culture, economy, and historic sites of other unique countries, their important role in the world, and their relationship with the United States. Please join us.


THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME An Amazing Super Bowl Story

July 13th, 2013

Dennis Wholey is excited to announce the release of his next book. THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME An Amazing Superbowl Story.

Purchase The Chance of a Lifetime

The owner of the worst team in professional football decides to have a nationwide "coach contest." The winner will get to coach one pro football game. Out of 6 1/2 million entries , the contest is won by an out of work, mid-level auto executive from Michigan, who knows nothing about the sport. However....

THIS IS AMERICA begins its 1400 season

December 13th, 2012

THIS IS AMERICA begins its 1400 season by speaking with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Bank Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City.

Dennis and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Dennis and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the taping of episode 1401

THIS IS AMERICA Returns from South Korea.

September 10th, 2010

THIS IS AMERICA just returned from South Korea. The goal of the trip was to explore the historical significance, and natural beauty of Gangwon-do Province. The province houses many striking sites from the Korean War within the lush and ecologically sound regions along the Demilitarized Zone.

Dennis and the Governor of Gangwon Province, Lee Kwang Jae. Chuncheon, South Korea.
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