THIS IS AMERICA & The World
Arab World Highlights
Over the course of a year Dennis Wholey visited Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to educate himself and viewers about the varied countries and cultures found throughout the Arab World.
Tourism in the Arab World:
In The Sultanate Of Oman, Part II – Royal Opera House Muscat Host Dennis Wholey visits what is called the Royal Opera House Muscat, which combines traditional design reflecting the region’s history and culture and today’s state of the art technology. Dennis talks with Project Director Hamid Ghazali, members of the Board of Directors including His Highness Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad al Said and Her Excellency Dr. Rawya Al Busaidi, and Director of Education and Outreach, Dr. Nasser Al Taee.
Petra, Jordan This week on THIS IS AMERICA visits the Arab World we visit Petra, in southern Jordan. Dr. Chris Tuttle of the American Center of Oriental Research explains the history and importance of this breathtaking site. Petra is truly a unique visual experience as the ruins of buildings seem to blend together with the mountains.
Women of the Arab Spring (Vital Voices): Pt I This week, in alliance with the international women’s organization Vital Voices, Dennis Wholey speaks with women activists that have played important roles in the Arab Spring. This two part program will include the incredible stories of courage from four different women from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
Amb. Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif (League of Arab States): Part II
In this program, Dennis Wholey speaks with the Ambassador of the League of Arab States, Mohammed Al Hussaini Al Sharif. Dennis and the Ambassador discuss how important the Middle East is to the rest of the world and crucial issues of the day, including Israel and Palestine as well as tensions in Libya.