Charles Groenhuijsen (Part 2) - Keeping Hope Alive Amidst All the Fake News
33 min

For nearly 40 years, my guest today, Charles Groenhuijsen, has been a beloved and reliable figure in Dutch news media. In the mid-80s, Charles became the youngest chief correspondent ever to be stationed in Washington D.C. for Dutch television, overseeing all US news. In the 90s, he became anchor man of NOVA and the political program Het Capitool, the two most important news shows on Dutch television. In 1996 Charles returned to the United States and was appointed Bureau-chief for NOS tv and radio based in Washington D.C. Nowadays he  is an independent writer, speaker and consultant who has written many columns and a number of bestselling books on American culture.

Listen to Part 1 of this episode first for a fascinating discussion on media optimism, the actually encouraging state of the world, and Charles' thoughts on the US elections and what Americans really want.

In Part 2, listen as we discuss:

  • Advice to our children - don't listen to us parents!
  • Young generations and their different types of relationships
  • On gay marriages and whether marriage will last after dating apps
  • Social media, the good and bad, and if Netflix is good for our world
  • The changing Fortune 500 and how even the most major companies eventually die
  • How the individual and the global are of equal importance
  • The leaders who have given us hope and inspire us
  • JFK: "We don't do it because it's easy. We do it because it's hard."
  • Covid-19's economic impact and any reasons for optimism
  • Fake news and the positives and negatives of the internet's information accessibility
  • How to combat fake news and the changes on big TV news networks
  • The question on all our minds: Will Donald Trump win in 2020?

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