NEW YORK, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Weekly public affairs series GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer launches Season 2 nationwide on public television beginning Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. ET (check local listings). In New York, GZERO World airs on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. on THIRTEEN and is available to stream at thirteen.org/gzeroworld.

GZERO World opens the new season with Ian Bremmer's exploration of America's war with Afghanistan, the longest war in American history, and his conversation with former four-star general Stanley McChrystal.

Upcoming episodes take us around the world and include conversations with Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb; journalist Sam Dagher; Moises Naím, a syndicated Venezuelan columnist and former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine; Mike Allen, co-founder and executive editor of Axios; historian Niall Ferguson; Anna Fifield, Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post; and Anand Giridharadas, former columnist and author of "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World."

Each episode concludes with "Puppet Regime," a political satire series that features puppet versions of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Kim Jong-Un, Mark Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Warren, host Ian Bremmer and many others, for a lighter-side look at the stories of the moment.

Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, the leading global political risk research and consulting firm. He is also president and founder of GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company, dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. Bremmer is a thought leader, best-selling author and noted lecturer, regularly expressing his views on political issues in public speeches, television appearances and top publications, including TIME, where he is a foreign affairs columnist and editor at large.

GZERO WORLD is executive produced by Alexsandra Sanford, David Ariosto, and Ian Bremmer for GZERO Media. Alex Gibson is senior producer, Anabela da Silva is Senior Video Editor and Adam Powers is Video Editor. Alexander Kliment is director, writer and performer for the "Puppet Regime" feature. The series is presented by Creative News Group LLC for WNET. Neal Shapiro and Stephen Segaller are executives in charge for WNET. Distributed nationally by American Public Television.

The founding funder of GZERO WORLD with Ian Bremmer is First Republic Bank. Additional support is provided by Harold J. Newman and James and Merryl Tisch.

ABOUT GZERO Media GZERO Media is a company dedicated to providing the public with intelligent and engaging coverage of global affairs. It was created in 2017 as a subsidiary of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk analysis firm. Our coverage takes many forms – print, digital media and broadcast television. Find us at gzeromedia.com.

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