Current Issues 42 – Global Connections Television

Bill Miller

Moderator & Producer
Global Connections Television

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Episode Summary
Bill Miller, producer and moderator of the television show Global Connections Television (GCTV) joins co-host Andrew Koltun to discuss  GCTV and his work at Kentucky State University to launch the first and only American international public administration course focusing specifically on the UN -“The United Nations: Public Administration in the International Arena.” Why is the course unique, and where does it fit into the future public administration education?

Miller also discusses the success and guiding philosophy of his show GCTV, the only talk show of its type in the world that features a wide range of guests ranging from leaders at the UN to the private sector to academics to non-governmental organizations. Past GCTV interviewees include:

  • USG Adama Dieng, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide;
  • Stéphane Dujarric,Spokesperson of SG Ban Ki-moon and Past Director of News and Media in the UN’s Department of Public Information;
  • Linda Fasulo, a veteran independent reporter who covers the UN for National Public Radio and has worked as UN Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC.

Together, Miller and Koltun examine how GCTV is reaching a global audience to provide the in-depth coverage on United Nations affairs that is absent from mainstream news organizations.

Additional Resources
Global Connections TV
Bill Miller Profile
GCTV Video Library
Contact Bill Miller at [email protected]

About Bill Miller
Bill Miller worked with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (LRC), which is the bipartisan staff for the Kentucky General Assembly, from 1977-1999 primarily as a Federal/International Relations Specialist and Assistant Public Information Officer. Upon retirement, he established Miller and Associates Federal and International Relations Media Consultants.

The California Senate and Kentucky General Assembly were the only two legislative bodies at that time that housed an international relations office, with the goal of assisting legislators to deal international activities that affected their states, respectively.

A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Miller holds a Masters of Science of Social Work from the University of Louisville’s Kent School of Social Work and a Masters of Public Administration from Kentucky State University.

Mr. Miller, as a public service, produced and moderated Channel 10’s “Frankfort’s Global Connection” and “Louisville’s Global Connection” television programs. They are the only internationally related TV talk shows of their type in Kentucky, and some of the very few around the US. In recognition of these unique programs, Bill received the 2002 Earl Eames Award for Technological Innovation presented by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA).

He is the producer/moderator of “Global Connections Television,” which does most of its tapings at the United Nations in New York. Global Connections Television focuses on international issues that impact people from Frankfort, Kentucky to Frankfurt, Germany and from Lima, Ohio to Lima, Peru

Recently, Mr. Miller was inducted into the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio, Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA). A few other professional associations include: the American Society for Public Administration, the International Studies Association, the Foreign Policy Association and the American Council for the United Nations System (ACUNS).

From 1988-1991, Bill Miller served as Chairperson of the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s (UNA-USA) Council of Chapters and Division Presidents, which consisted of UNA-USA’s 175 chapters and 23,000 members . UNA-USA is not part of the United Nations; however, it is one of the largest nonpartisan, 501 c 3, research and membership based foreign policy associations in the US dedicated to a discussion of international-local issues and the role of the UN in helping to resolve these problems.

In 1994, he won the UNA-USA’s prestigious Arnold Goodman Award for Outstanding Leadership.

Mr. Miller, an international relations specialist, has written numerous articles on the United Nations for newspapers, such as the Lexington-Herald Leader, ASPA’s PA Times and Washington International.

In 2006, Bill Miller launched a unique course titled “The United Nations: Public Administration in the International Arena” in the Graduate School of Public Administration at Kentucky State University (KSU). This was the first international public administration course focusing specifically on the UN developed in any school of public administration in the US.

Mr. Miller is fluent in Spanish, semi-fluent in French, and has studied German, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese. Bill Miller has lived in and/or visited 84 countries.


Feature Photo Credit: GCTV

Recorded April 2014


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