"Does Reality TV Do More Harm than Good?" This was the topic of a televised debate recently recorded in NYC by Halogen TV. The competing teams represented two Ivy League stalwarts - Harvard University vs. Columbia University.
The reason that I was present at this special occasion is that I had played a small role in putting the producers at Halogen TV in contact with the Ivy League debate teams. My friend, Marcus Cheong, suspected that somewhere within my arcane networks there might exist some connections with the world of Ivy League debate; his suspicions were correct.
Prior to the event, I had known very little about Halogen TV, but what I learned that evening in Soho inspired me. As part of the event, Halogen TV Founder, Becky Henderson shared her vision, which is captured concisely in this vision statement from their website:
"Halogen TV is an empowering television network that entertains and motivates individuals looking to be the change they want to see in the world.
Halogen TV is a network that’s about much more than entertainment. Our aim is to be a platform for social good where people can connect with their purpose and with each other. This is our story …
Mahatma Gandhi was an Indian political and spiritual leader who lived at the turn of the 20th century and is attributed to a lot of inspiring quotes, including “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”
We couldn’t agree more.
The truth is that change is everywhere. People are waking up to the many and myriad needs around them and taking positive steps to help make the world a better place.
The difficulty is that everywhere you turn there’s a new need, cause or request for donations. Needs are global. They’re local. They’re everywhere and they’re overwhelming. All the noise on the Web and in the media leaves you unsure about what to support or if it will even make a difference.
You want to use your talents, skills and money to give back in meaningful ways. But where should you start? Consider Halogen your filter.
Our network and website tell the stories that matter to people looking for information, inspiration and ideas on how to make a difference where they are, with what they already have. We’re a multi-author collaborative community where our viewers have a voice alongside the newsmakers and trendsetters. We provide the latest and best news of positive social change around the globe and give you the inside track of how to get involved."
To watch the debate, click on the link contained in the title of this article. And check out some of Halogen TV's other offerings. They area growing force for good in this world.