Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Destinations Debuts on AFN-TV


Destinations, a new program on AFN Europe Television, made its debut Thursday March 28th at 6:30 PM Central European Time. The weekly, 23-minute program covers a wide range of subjects, from host nation activities to lifestyle segments. AFN Europe News Director Gary Bautell says "on any given week, Destinations will explore anything from a German wine fest to laundry services available in Afghanistan."

Destinations is designed to reach the majority of the AFN audience, men and women in their late-20's and early-30's, with stories and features that run the entire spectrum. "From interesting places to visit, service members involved in their local host nation or military communities, to people with unusual hobbies, free-time diversions or European food specialties and traditions, it's all possible on Destinations." Bautell emphasizes that audience feedback is essential. "Tell us what you think about the program, the stories, and let us know your ideas for future reports."

AFN Europe Commander Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael Edrington feels Destinations is a "program that's long been needed by the audience in Europe. Americans stationed across the theater have interesting stories to tell, exciting hobbies, and unusual stories to share." Edrington points out that "recent audience surveys indicate service members and families want to know about places to visit and things to see, not just in military communities, but across the continent. Destinations will hopefully fill this information gap" on AFN Television.

Taking you to new destinations. Destinations. Coming to AFN Europe Television Thursday March 28th at 6:30 PM CET.


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