This 10-night itinerary offers travelers access to some of America’s most fascinating people with a special focus on the state of Journalism around the world. Fresh from the Democratic National Convention and just weeks before the Republican National Convention, PBS’ NewsHour anchor, Judy Woodruff will provide a thorough, unbiased exploration the “Fourth Estate” and the importance of the integrity of the press in a very complex geopolitical climate. Bloomberg’s Al Hunt will provide color commentary on his long career of reporting and commentary with analysis of the races and decisions facing the American public. Spotlight favorite political analyst, Charlie Cook, will “look at the numbers” and provide insights on the viability of each Presidential candidate along with forecasts for House and Senate races. All of the presentations will be non-partisan – with insight, analysis, and inside access to all facets of this most interesting election cycle and the role of the press. These presentations will be coupled with celebrations of arts, culture and history courtesy of filmmakers from PBS’ American Experience and American Masters.
Meet and engage with these experts and their featured guests at panel discussions, presentations, as well as private dinners and cocktail receptions which allow for one-on-one interaction during the unforgettable voyage.