Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Christ TV Essay

Basic Details   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The title of the show is Footprints in the Sand. This title is derived from the famous modern religious anecdote about a man walking along a path. The man asks Jesus Christ why there were two sets of footprints when he was walking easy paths but only one when he was walking difficult paths. Jesus answered him by saying that when the path was hard, those were the times that Jesus carried him. The title basically hints to the religious nature of the show itself. The title will be associated with an appropriate logo that depicts â€Å"footprints in the sand† story. Credits would include producers, a director, a remote camera crew, music crew, editing crew, technical field crew, and non-technical field crew, and reality characters. Synopsis   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The show will add itself to the long line of reality programs that have been done. The clear distinction is that this is the only reality show that will actively promote Christian evangelization both to the viewers and the participants in the show itself. There will be a team of seven (7) individuals who will make up the main characters in the show. Although all seven do not necessarily have to be present in every episode, their appearances would be shuffled normally to allow all of them to be viewed significantly throughout the season. Aside from the seven, a host would make some narrations as needed in each episode. All seven would be men of strong Christian bearing. In other words, they would be priests. The seven men would be sent out to different locations throughout the States. Most of the time, they would be set as hitchhikers walking the highways with a remote camera crew. The preachers would be bugged with audio and video receivers. They would also be clothed not as priests but as civilian clad hitchhikers. The reality show basically would feature how these priests go about their duties of evangelization out on the highways. An individual priest will be featured asking for rides until one is given to him. Then the show would feature how the priest interacts with the people he had hitched a ride with. There will also be sections of on-camera interviews with the people who accepted the priest after the actual circumstances are revealed to them. If the people would not want themselves to be shown on television, then that particular episode would not be included in the season. An entire season will have to be completed before the show is aired. Only episodes of significant religious value would be shown and the rest would be edited out. This means that the show would be shot over and over again until enough significant episodes with are compiled. Each episode would be good for one hour, advertisements included.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Of course, religious Christian values would be the prime educational value that can be derived from the show. Entertainment value comes from its â€Å"feel good† nature. This show does not contain the aggressive, competitive, and sometimes even violent nature of other reality shows. Instead, it only tries to showcase the goodness of men which can be brought out with proper evangelical guidance.   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Individual shows would differ with respect to the situations that the priests would be involved in, the people they would be interacting with could vary from truckers, to fraternity road trippers to families on RVs. Each episode would offer to the viewers new enriching experiences of the show’s characters. Characters   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The seven priests George McKay:   A Dominican friar in his mid forties. He is a balding man with a mild demeanor. Alfredo Salve: A Portuguese missionary who is very well traveled. He has curly hair and sports the typical beard. He is very cheerful and proclaims the Word of the Lord with much vigor. Andrew Jenkins: An old American missionary in his late 50s. He is solemn and often speaks with deep reflection. Michael Uro: A neophyte priest who has just been ordained. He is the youngest and most inexperienced among the seven. Howard Robbs: An African American preacher who speaks with conviction and zeal. Kim Lee Sun: A Korean national who was converted to Christianity and joined the missionaries. He has only a mild grasp of the English language Merick Maltov: A Jesuit with a reprimanding nature. He can have a bit of a temper at times. Wendell Jordan: The voice that would narrate in the show. There are of course other reality characters that would appear in the show as well as guests including some minor actors during some occasions. Some of these would be enumerated in the synopsis of episodes. Viewership   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The primary target viewers would be the devout Christians who are still found in large numbers in the U.S. and throughout the world. But moreover, this show seeks to eventually break into the primetime market and compete head on with the other shows that are currently popular. This show intends to give the viewing audience an alternative to all the violence filled programs that are currently shown. It will be initially offered to established Christian television networks such as EWTN, Catholic Family broadcast, and Christ TV (Jurgen 21). Eventually, it would be offered to both Christian and non-religious networks around the world. Its viewership is expected to range through income brackets, gender, and age. It is a show for everyone. That being said, potential advertisers could also be as wide ranged as the viewers with the obvious exclusion of products disapproved of by Christian groups worldwide. Proposed Synopsis of 5 episodes Episode 1:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Characters:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   All seven priests   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The show’s producers   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The show’s director   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The narrator   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Ben Hatcher   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The first episode is basically an orientation of what the show is all about. It introduces each priest and gives a background overview and interviews on what they feel, their expectations, their fears, and so on. A greater focus would be set on neophyte priest Michael Uro who would be undertaking the first mission under the context of â€Å"the last being the first†. It also takes the point of view of the producers and director, as well as the narrator himself. The first episode is 50% longer (one and a half hour) than the normal airtime of the show. It will end with Michael shown walking down a Las Vegas highway trying to hitch a ride. A gets a truck and offers to pay the trucker, who would only in the next episode be introduced as Bob Hatcher. Episode 2:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Characters: Michael Uro   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Alfredo Salve   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Bob Hatcher   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Jim Kennedy   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The second episode follows two priests’ journeys. First, it will check up on Michael’s situation with Bob, how the two get introduced and some conversations that they have along Bob’s way. Bob expresses his disbelief in God and Michael tries to convince him otherwise. In subsequent interviews, Bob explains his position further (in a setting after he has learned about the show). Michael’s nervousness would also be featured in an interview. On the other hand, Alfredo Salve would be hitching a ride on a Buick driven by an old man. The old man who will be introduced in the same episode as Jim Kennedy, will open up his problems to an accommodating Salve who will give him sound advice about his children. Interviews with Salve and Kennedy would also be shown. Episode 3:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Characters: Michael Uro Kim Lee Sun Bob Hatcher   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Joey Martucci   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Mike Mowan   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Steven Childe   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   David de Cassi   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The 3rd episode continues Michael’s conversations with Bob Hatcher. It would show a gradual conversion of Bob from being a non-believer to a believer in Christ. Kim Lee Sun will be shown trying to find his ride in another highway in Indiana. He will get a ride with a group of fraternity boys. An interview with one of the boys, David de Cassi will reveal how ridiculous they found Kim at first and the circumstances in which they decided to let him aboard their van. In this episode, Kim will be able to talk some sense into the boys regarding some of their unchristian habits such as womanizing. Episode 4:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Characters: Michael Uro Bob Hatcher Howard Robbs Duke Forrest Chelsea Forrest Michelle Forrest Jimmy Forrest   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   This episode will conclude Michael and Bob’s trip with Bobs conversion to the Christian faith. It will also show Howard Robbs encounter with the Forrest family. The episode with Robbs will not be a converting episode but only an observational one. The Forrest family is a devout Catholic family. Conversations between Robbs and the Forrest children, Michelle (9) and Jimmy (5) would be inspiring moments in the show. The show ends with clips from Bob Hatcher’s baptismal.   Episode 5:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Characters:   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Merick Maltov Andrew Jenkins George McKay   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Joanna Kenzie   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   Richard Kenzie   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚   The 5th episode’s main feature would be Merick Maltov’s encounter with the Kenzie couple whose marriage is on the rocks. They would be on their   way to Iowa to finalize their divorce but their minds would be changed along the way partially because of Maltov’s strong counsel. On the sidelines, Jenkins and Mckay would be featured as having troubles with getting rides. Their difficulties would be shown and their opinions about the difficulties would be taken in interviews. Rough Outline Opening Music Opening Credits Introduction on what the show is about Reintroduction of previous unfinished storylines Episode Body Focus on storyline 1 (main story line for the episode) Actual events Interviews Focus on storyline 2 (side story in the episode) Actual events Interviews Focus on storyline 1 (main story line for the episode) Actual events Interviews Focus on storyline 2 (side story in the episode) Actual events Interviews Conclusion of storyline 1 for the episode Conclusion of storyline 2 for the episode Closing Ending credits Works Cited: Jurgen, Tommy A. Broadcasting History. NY: McGraw Hill, 2006.

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