December 1, 2010
Programs produced by the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs will air on Delta Air Lines flights beginning Wednesday. The programs will air on Deltas 777 aircraft, which flies both internationally and domestically.
"I am very pleased that the Miller Center is partnering with Delta Air Lines. I fly a lot, and while I enjoy existing programming, I felt there was also a need for serious programs that could inform and engage viewers about important policy issues and history. I hope Delta passengers enjoy them as much as those who see them in person and watch them on public television," said Gerald L. Baliles, director of the Miller Center.
The programs include the Miller Center Forum, which each year presents more than 60 speakers, such as government officials, scholars, historians, and journalists. The speakers address a wide range of topics, including current public-policy and political issues as well as history. The forums, which are held at the Miller Center in Charlottesville, attract a large audience of students, faculty, and interested citizens.
Also among the programs seen on Delta will be the Miller Centers National Discussion and Debates Series, which brings together policymakers to debate the major issues of our time through vigorous yet civil discussions. The debates take place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and are co-produced by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.