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:
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