Foreign Exchange (U.S. TV series)
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|Also known as||Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal|
|Presented by||Fareed Zakaria
Daljit Dhaliwal (2008-2009)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||6|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce G. Blair|
|Running time||26 minutes|
|Original release||April 1, 2005
October 9, 2009
Foreign Exchange (previously Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria) was a weekly, half-hour international affairs series on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) public television stations. The series premiered on April 1, 2005, and for three seasons was hosted by author and journalist Fareed Zakaria. Beginning in January 2008, journalist Daljit Dhaliwal became the new host and the title of the show was changed accordingly. The series explores current international issues in conversations with journalists, politicians, and other newsmakers, and examines America's role in an increasingly globalized world. The final episode aired October 9, 2009.
The show was produced by Azimuth Media and Oregon Public Broadcasting, and was distributed by American Public Television. Major funding was provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support from the Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Through a partnership with the citizen journalism website Helium.com the show offered viewers an opportunity to get their voices heard on the most pressing global issues. The issues were chosen by Foreign Exchange and ranged from Kosovo as an inspiration to other independence movements in the world to the future of socialism in Latin America. Essays were written and rated on Helium.com, and the best essays were featured on the show.
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