Golden Globe award winner Ricky Schroder has launched a new foundation that seeks to combat moral decay and un-American value promoted by Hollywood. Billed as a patriot version of PBS, Schroder’s Reel American Heroes foundation seeks to promote American values by spotlighting stories about veterans, first responders and their families.
“At Reel American Heroes Foundation, we honor our nation by presenting films, documentaries, television series public service announcements of courage; stories about our veterans, active soldiers, first responders, Gold Star families, as well as past and present heroic figures. Our goal is to inspire, raise awareness, entertain, and educate,” reads the foundation’s website.
Schroder has described Reel American Heroes (RAHF) as a patriot version of PBS.
“Here’s the plan. We’re going to build a sort of ‘Patriot PBS,’ an army of storytellers to counteract much of the negative program coming from Hollywood these days. Our money, our stories, our legacies,” the award-winning actor said of his vision. “Folks, never has the need been greater for a constructive vision for our collective futures. Storytelling is at the root of our shared history. I know together we can build a foundation that will inspire the world through storytelling.”
According to the foundation’s website, Reel American Heroes partners with “a unique group of creatives with over 100 years of collective experience in writing, producing, directing films, documentaries, television series, and public service announcements (PSA’s) in efforts to strengthen our nation and better our communities nationwide.”
In addition to the foundation’s work in entertainment and storytelling, RAHF has also established the Council on Pornography Reform (CPR), which seeks to protect younger audiences from the influence of pornography by advocating for a safer internet landscape. The council aims to balance “freedom of choice and the protection of vulnerable populations, fostering a more informed and responsible digital society.”