When I first heard about it I was immediately looking for ways to view the episodes since they sounded like inspirational profiles of every day Americans. Great! We definitely need that. But as I researched the first season, I started to wonder if it was not in fact something else. The second season is worthy of the hype, but read on.
There were disclaimers in EVERY interview I read that this was not political, not anti-Trump. I took Schultz for his word giving the benefit of the doubt to the interviewer always bringing the subject up. Both men involved, Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran (former Washington Post editor) stressed that this is not about politics.
But then I heard Schultz interviewed this morning on a National TV and he was quick to say that his show is meant to exemplify the good in the our country and NOT the image that is coming out of Washington.
I started thinking about that and wanted to ask him, who was spewing all the divisiveness? To me it is the media jumping on all the divisiveness and amplifying it many times over. If he wants to show a better side of America, GREAT but don’t do it with sly comments about Washington”. Has anyone seen the first episodes?
Chandrasekaran said he hopes the new episodes will help elevate the national conversation about sensitive topics like the opioid crisis, race, refugees in America and poverty. "It is difficult to dispute stories of empathy, compassion and kindness," Schultz told CNNMoney. "We are not in any way preaching."
I wonder who is disputing the stories? Here are some of the second season. These referenced do not have the “political” innuendos like some (at least three) of the first season. I like what I saw of the second season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LK6mHvv8jJQ New season episode with no political overtones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17aquhpgvaM Great one for veterans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4J47ljVAbc Excellent one for those struggling LGBT reality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bbFkL1K9tU Second season refugees