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Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

Born to Explore with Richard Wiese

Spring 2015 Television
Ages: 13 - 16 yrs.
Rating: TV G

Richard Wiese travels the world seeking out inspiring stories to share with viewers. The result is an uplifting travelogue show that melds messages of community and caring with information about a specific place and its people.

For example, in one segment, Wiese traveled to Scotland to take part in a summer festival that focuses on a family with a robust zest for life. In another, he visited South Africa and spoke with a woman who has been instrumental in blazing new educational trails. And in another he visited Raskin's kosher fish market in Brooklyn to sample the gefilte fish and bond with the owner.

While it's all a little scattered - with segments ranging from cute Shetland ponies to spaghetti sauce in Manhattan, the show obviously offers a wide range of topics and is a nice way to share and highlight good works around the world.

Ann Oldenburg   ©2015 Parents' Choice
Ann Oldenburg, lecturer and interim director of the journalism program at Georgetown University, writes about television, food, workplace issues and other pop culture topics. A University of Florida Gator with a degree in journalism, she began her career at The Washington Post and spent more than two decades with USA TODAY. She and her husband have three sons and live in McLean, Virginia.

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