Exploring Israel on foot, Dr. Seuss’s humanity and preserving Eritrean culture through Art

Tower church in Eritrea.
Tower church in Eritrea.

This show reflects an appreciation for culture through the arts--writing, fine art and Dr. Seuss's illustrative art.

NBC News correspondent and former Middle East Bureau Chief, Martin Fletcher, joins World Footprints to share his new book, Walking Israel.  Fletcher’s book chronicles his adventures and insights as he walked along the coast of Israel meeting people and immersing himself in his surroundings.  We will discuss some of the misperceptions that some have of Israel and why a visit to the historic country is worth considering. 

Then, the art of human rights in the African Nation of Eritrea takes center stage as we introduce you to artist and activist Elsa Gebreyesus who is using her art to encourage hope, preserve history and fight political oppression across an ocean.

Finally, “Who-ville” comes alive and everyone from Horton to the Cat in the Hat raises awareness of a variety of social issues when curator Bill Dreyer takes us inside the art of Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss).  Dreyer represents the Art of Dr. Seuss and he will tell us why Dr. Seuss was ahead of his time with his art and its commentary on everything from discrimination, the environment, to the state of the economy.

Exploring Israel on foot, Dr. Seuss' humanity and preserving Eritrean culture through art by WorldFootprints

Air Date: 
Friday, December 26, 2014 - 8:00pm