I saw a commercial for an awesome program on TV.  It is called Imagine Afrika.  It is a reality television show where a group of young Africans from all over the continent compete in challenges related to fighting HIV/AIDS.  They have a flashy but decidedly non-informative website here.
This show is the result of cooperation between a few groups who have a grand vision of creating an “AIDS-free generation.”  On more than a few occasions, I’ve wished for and tried to envision reality television tackling social ills.  I think there have even been some forays into this, following volunteers with various projects.  This show is a stellar example of exactly the type of shows I would like to see.  It’s positive, it’s hip, and it will hopefully change lives for the better.  Remember when they thought TV would be a tool for empowering and educating people?

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