CNN International travels from Georgia to Georgia to understand its wine, folk dancing, toasting, fruit.

Posted: 28 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
The Financial (Tbilisi), 26 Apr 2010, Madona Gasanova: “'Georgia is a place that is different from so many others and is something to be respected,' said Jim Clancy, an anchor on CNN International. Clancy is now in Tbilisi, reporting for CNN’s iList. He visited Georgia twenty years ago. Clancy says so much has changed since that time, that it is really difficult to grasp it all in one visit. 'The biggest change is in the mentality of the people,' he said. 'I always found Georgia fascinating for its history, since I first came here to understand how far back its history goes, how unique this region is, its language, how hospitable the people are, the great wine, the great folk dancing, the toasting, the fruit.'"
   The Georgian Times, 26 Apr 2010, Lizaveta Zhahanina: "Snapshots of Georgia as diverse as an 'inside look' at the state ballet and a tour of 'bustling' Batumi aired on CNN last week as part of its I-List series and dazzled viewers with refreshingly positive coverage of the country. These short feature stories painted an energising image of a developing nation trying to reassert its independence and remind the world of its vibrant cultural heritage. 'It [the programme] does look on the bright side, it does look for the enthusiasm and innovation of people,' said Jim Clancy, the programme’s anchor."
   RFE/RL in the News, 28 Apr 2010: "RFE/RL President Jeffrey Gedmin interviewed Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili about the business climate in Georgia in a forum titled 'Poverty Is Not Destiny: A Conversation With Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia'. The event was part of the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2010, an annual international conference of business, political, and intellectual leaders in Los Angeles."