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'AMERICAN INTERESTS' ENDS LONG RUN ON PBS; 11TH SEASON TO BE THE LAST FOR PBS FOREIGN AFFAIRS SERIES

 'AMERICAN INTERESTS' ENDS LONG RUN ON PBS;
 11TH SEASON TO BE THE LAST FOR PBS FOREIGN AFFAIRS SERIES
 WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The producers of "American Interests," the long-running foreign affairs series, announced today that the weekly program will not be returning to the PBS line-up this fall. The series, hosted by Morton Kondracke, closes after an 11- year run as America's only regularly scheduled program devoted exclusively to foreign affairs.
 "'American Interests' provided viewers a unique window into the intellectual debate and policy battles that helped shape the Cold War," said Executive Producer Andrew Walworth. "New realities have forced other issues to the top of the international agenda. We feel that 'American Interests' has done its job, and we're ready to move on to other challenges."
 The Blackwell Corporation, which produces the series for PBS in association with South Carolina Educational Television, produces and distributes programming for commercial, cable, corporate and international distribution. Blackwell also produces the popular new PBS series "Technopolitics," which is carried by 205 PBS stations.
 Launched in 1981, "American Interests" grew to become one of the most widely syndicated independent productions on PBS. The program is now seen in 148 markets nationwide. Over the years, "American Interests" hosted leading world figures including British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Mexican President Carlos Salinas, Richard Nixon, Premier Brian Mulroney of Canada and King Hussein of Jordan. The final program in the series will be fed to stations Aug. 28.
 According to Mitch Semel, vice president-programming of PBS: "We view 'American Interests' as an example of the kind of quality programming independent producers bring to the system. While we are sorry that 'American Interests' does not plan to return this fall, we want to congratulate Blackwell on more than a decade of excellent programming."
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