Visionaries host Sam Waterston
In the spring of 2011, The Visionaries, a non-profit educational organization that produces a PBS program by the same name, approached the National Committee to create a documentary on our work and history. Now in its 17th season and hosted by actor Sam Waterston, The Visionaries profiles not-for-profit organizations around the world and is broadcast by PBS stations nationwide.
With generous support from the U.S.-China Exchange Foundation, the Visionaries crew filmed numerous interviews with National Committee staff (both present and past), Board members, program participants, and government officials, in China as well as the United States. The product is an hour-long program titled Ping Pong Diplomacy, now available for distribution to PBS affiliates in two parts.
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Below is a preview of Ping Pong Diplomacy prepared by The Visionaries team in anticipation of the 2011 Gala Dinner: