About The Program
Following three inter-Korean summits and two North Korea-U.S. summits, a journey towards peace on the Korean Peninsula has become irreversible. 2019 will see countless twists and turns in negotiations, as all parties involved work to build a lasting peace in search for a winning solution for all. No longer a simply political, abstract notion, peace is now an imperative that leads to the prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and the international community. Arirang TV launches the new program "Peace and Prosperity" to explore paths to peace and prosperity, with a special emphasis on the expected role of Seoul.
▶ One-on-One Interview
"Peace and Prosperity" will be hosted by Bong Youngshik, research fellow at Yonsei University's Institute for North Korean Studies. Every week, Bong is joined by a local or international North Korean expert to dissect controversial topics featured in the week's broadcast.
Special ▶ Segment 1
This segment offers an in-depth examination of an issue that was not adequately covered during the one-on-one interview, followed by interviews with pundits to provide opinions and analysis.
Special ▶ Segment 2
This segment focuses on progress towards peace happening inside South Korea, including programs and events to promote inter-Korean cooperation and stories of North Korean defectors living in the South.
▶ Bong Youngshik's Keyword
The host selects and examines a popular keyword from the week's news to deepen viewers' understanding of the subject and offer a reflection of North Korean society as a whole.