Tuesday, April 24, 2007

American Idol and 'Nothing but Nets'

'Nothing but Nets' is the message of this week’s American Idol. 'Nothing but Nets' is a humanitarian program to provide nets to the poor people of the third world so that they can fight against mosquitoes. This charity activity will get a lot of exposure in American Idol just after few hours.

Christian Post wrote:

As part of a two-night special “Idol Gives Back” charity fundraising event, the United Methodist-supported anti-malaria initiative will be among the charities featured on the ultra-successful TV singing talent show which reaches about 26 million U.S. viewers each episode and is watched in about 150 other countries, according to the United Methodist News Service.

“It really is this blending of secular and sacred and, as that continues to unfold in exciting ways, it gives us more and more possibilities to prevent a disease that prevents a child from having a long, sustained, fruitful life,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, president of United Methodist Commission on Communication, in a statement.


Each vote cast by viewers by text or phone after the Tuesday show will convert to a donation to charities by the corporate sponsors of “Idol” – Ford, Coca-Cola, AT&T and News Corp which owns the Fox TV network, according to Reuters.

That will be a lol of money. I just wish that other TV programs also raise money for this cause. It will help many poor people in the world.