Hosted By The Amazing Race’s Alex Boylan—
LOS ANGELES—Missions In Action, an ongoing series of webisodes sharing real stories of hope and change shot on location around the world, recently launched at www.missionsinaction.tv. The interactive series is hosted by The Amazing Race 2 winner Alex Boylan and produced by award-winning Around The World Productions, creators of the popular CBS online series, Around The World For Free.
Sponsored by Compassion International, World Vision, ChildFund and Mocha Club, each Missions In Action episode finds Boylan traveling to a different location around the globe to spotlight people in life-threatening need; those who are bringing life-giving hope; and ways that viewers themselves can make an immediate impact. Recent episodes have included Boylan visiting a textile factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where human trafficking and prostitution victims weave scarves; a farm in Chongwe, Zambia, where a goat is providing the means of survival for a single-parent family; and Iloilo City, Philippines, home to a young girl raised in a cemetery who is finding a new destiny as an Olympic athlete. Other locations spotlighted include Nagpur, India; Horowpotana, Sri Lanka; and Kalemunyang Village, Kenya, among others.
“Missions In Action is a dream come true,” says Boylan. “Since I was a child, I have been fortunate to travel the globe witnessing the incredible work of missionaries. To have the chance to showcase these amazing people making a positive impact on the planet is unbelievable.”
“The best part about this show is that the audience is able to interact at the end of each episode, take action and directly help the hurting and marginalized,” Boylan continues. “There is something amazing that happens when people embrace the act of giving and I look forward to seeing the world come together through Missions In Action.”
“We are thrilled to be able to bring viewers another exciting show with a purpose,” said Burton Roberts, Missions In Action Executive Producer and co-creator, along with Boylan. “Using our television production background to bring people these powerful stories from around the world, and allowing them to respond in a direct and tangible way, is an incredible privilege.”
Missions In Action is distributed across multiple platforms including Outside Television, Doers TV, Facebook, YouTube, watchgmctv.com and by Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG). DBG distributes original programming across 2600 properties to 175 million unique consumers monthly.
To view Missions In Action webisodes, visit www.missionsinaction.tv. Viewers can also follow Alex Boylan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MissionsInAction and via twitter @missionstv.
About Alex Boylan:
Winner of the 2002 CBS reality series The Amazing Race 2, Boylan went on to host At The Chef’s Table for PBS; Health Corner’s What’s Cooking With Alex; and Animal Attractions Seasons 1, 2 and 3. Creator and producer of the surfing adventure DVD series Dropping In: Panama and Dropping In: El Salvador, Boylan’s passion for adventure and travel has taken him to more than 50 countries around the world.
About Burton Roberts:
Holding an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business and dual degrees from Southern Methodist University, along with extensive work in high-tech companies, Roberts has a unique portfolio combining both entrepreneurial and on-camera experience. Roberts hosted and produced his first production, Camp Reality, which was purchased by FOX. He has also been a contestant on CBS' Survivor: Pearl Islands and Bravo’s Battle of the Network Reality Stars. He is an Eagle Scout and a passionate world traveler.
About Around The World Productions:
Created by Burton Roberts and Alex Boylan in 2006, Around The World Productions has become a leading resource for cutting-edge, interactive multi-platform content. Winner of two DIVA Awards, a Telly Bronze Award, and a Webby Award, Around The World’s credits include CBS’ Around The World For Free, “Rach To The Rescue” for the Rachael Ray Show, Tales From The Trail for the Boy Scouts of America, and hundreds of destination content pieces for the Travel Channel and Lonely Planet.
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