|Genre||News: Global news, analysis, interviews, discussion|
|Syndicates||PRI Public Radio International|
|Website||http://www.americaabroad.org, http://www.americaabroadmedia.org, http://www.americaabroadmedia.org/get-involved/events, http://www.americaabroad.org/radio/programs/townhalls|
America Abroad is a monthly documentary radio program produced by the Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization America Abroad Media (AAM). Anchored by public radio host Ray Suarez, America Abroad is distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcasts on public radio stations around the United States.
Each monthly episode of America Abroad takes an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and US foreign policy. The hour-long broadcast combines original reporting, expert analysis, and historical pieces that incorporate archival audio and eyewitness accounts.
Additional America Abroad Initiatives
In addition to the monthly radio program, America Abroad Media has two other initiatives that fall under the America Abroad rubric: a roundtable discussion series and international town hall series.
1) America Abroad Beyond the Broadcast (BTB) is a roundtable discussion series designed to engage policymakers, academics, journalists and experts in thoughtful discussion of critical international issues. Timed to coincide with the release of America Abroad public radio documentaries, America Abroad Media hosts two types of BTBs: (1) on-the-record gatherings that are open to the public and provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation about the issues presented in each show; and (2) off-the-record events that aim to provide a more discrete forum for policymakers to engage in direct, candid dialogue with each other and with America Abroad journalists, yielding insights and discussion that might not take place in a public forum.
2) America Abroad Town Halls are international town-hall-style meetings that connect American and foreign audiences for discussions about critical international issues of mutual interest. These programs are produced in partnership with public radio stations in the US and radio partners overseas.
America Abroad began broadcasting on February 1, 2003, with a debut program on the invasion of Iraq. The program was broadcast six times per year until it became a monthly program in September 2007.