The Global Connectors are: Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia; Craig Glenday, Editor-in-Chief of the Guinness Book of Records
; Tom Hall, Editor of the Lonely Planet
travel guide; and Ken Jennings, a trivia buff who enjoyed the longest winning streak on the American game show, Jeopardy
Viewers are invited to submit their iReport video; text; or photo to www.cnn.com/globalconnections
, focussing on their personal experiences or anecdotes that connect the two countries. The best and most interesting submissions will appear in an extended 'Global Connections' segment during ‘Connect the World’ every Friday for the next eight weeks and on the show website, www.cnn.com/globalconnections
"'Global Connections’ is an interactive show segment that is designed to show that our vast world is a lot smaller than we think and interconnected in a myriad of ways. We’re inviting our audience to give us a personal angle to help reveal unusual links between our two selected countries. We look forward to exploring the intriguing personal parallels our audience is able to draw between the nations we profile each week, whether it’s cultural, historical, economic, social or something less conventional," says Mike McCarthy, Vice President of coverage and feature programming, CNN International.
In launch week, ‘Global Connections’ asks viewers; ‘what links Brazil and Nigeria?’.