Healthy Eating, Healthy World
February 26, 2014
With courage, conviction, humility, Shakespeare and Captain Planet
Everyone has heard of Ted Turner, but few really know the man. Among those who know him a lot better are those who’ve taken the time to read his amazing story in Todd Wilkinson’s 2013 biography, Last Stand, Ted Turner’s quest to save a troubled planet.
A media mogul with a conscience, one of his greatest contributions (in his own opinion) was the Captain Planet cartoon series that he co-created with Barbara Pyle in 1990. The show was intended to promote environmental awareness and encourage young viewers to be conscious of how their choices affected the world around them. It ran for a total of five years on TBS and apparently shaped the lives of millions of young adults today.