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Old 04-10-2019, 09:53 AM
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I'm not an Oprah fan...but I hope this is a really good program.


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Old 04-10-2019, 09:54 AM
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It's an interesting project. Not only because of the topic, but also the platform it's using. The TV+ was only launched in late March. It seems they are getting a lot of high profile support, and added attention can only be good for the campaign. It is a subscription service, but it comes with a free trial. It's also an available app on Roku and Amazon Fire. So even those of us without an Apple TV will be able to watch.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:59 AM
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How is Ophra seen in GB and the Commonwealth? Wouldn't have been an GB / or at least Commonwealth Personality been a 'better' option?



I know that Ophrah has loads of money, connections, experience etc. ... but still.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:02 AM
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How is Ophra seen in GB and the Commonwealth? Wouldn't have been an GB / or at least Commonwealth Personality been a 'better' option?



I know that Ophrah has loads of money, connections, experience etc. ... but still.
I do believe Oprah has done a lot charitable work in Africa. I think she is a much more global name and a lot of her series are quite well done after she left her show. I'm trying to think of the hosts that have collaborated with various streaming services, I do think most are more US based.

And I think that's the market that's really interesting. Haven't seen much data in UK, but Pew Research published a report last year that said 61% of young adults (defined as age 18-29) primarily uses streaming to watch TV. And based on the latest financial releases, that's only grown. But Apple is more of an untested market as they are new to this, although they've had a stake in Netflix for awhile.

Would it be appropriate to point out another project the media had no clue about with all their supposed "sources" on everything Sussex. Just saying.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:19 AM
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Harry, Prince, Instagram Influencer, TV streaming star...

I don't know! Sure, as the "spare part Prince" (in which role he is btw no longer necessery) life can be "hard". But he has to make some decisions, or he will cross, including his actress wife, the fine line from royalty to celebrity.

And if he seeks that attention, he should not complain about the social medias and the press, which can be quite attentive in a harmful way.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:26 AM
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How is Ophra seen in GB and the Commonwealth? Wouldn't have been an GB / or at least Commonwealth Personality been a 'better' option?



I know that Ophrah has loads of money, connections, experience etc. ... but still.

Last month Prince Charles appointed Lionel Richie a global ambassador for The Prince’s Trust International; a charity set up and run by Prince Charles.

Folks can work together "across the Isle" -

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Old 04-10-2019, 10:29 AM
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Harry, Prince, Instagram Influencer, TV streaming star...

I don't know! Sure, as the "spare part Prince" (in which role he is btw no longer necessery) life can be "hard". But he has to make some decisions, or he will cross, including his actress wife, the fine line from royalty to celebrity.

And if he seeks that attention, he should not complain about the social medias and the press, which can be quite attentive in a harmful way.
Last Jan William said he could not get celebrities to rally with him on the mental health initiative. If he did get them to work with him. Would you say the same thing about him?
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:34 AM
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How is Ophra seen in GB and the Commonwealth? Wouldn't have been an GB / or at least Commonwealth Personality been a 'better' option?



I know that Ophrah has loads of money, connections, experience etc. ... but still.

I really am enthused about the Mental Health campaign documentary, my only misgiving is that it is Oprah Winfrey. While I certainly admire her, IMO I believe that a UK/Commonwealth national would have been the "better" option too.
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:40 AM
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Would you say the same thing about William? Last Jan he said he could not get celebrities to rally with him on the mental health initiative. If he did get them to work with him. Would you say the same thing about him?
Yep! They, the Windsors have no real power, their might is more "pope like".

And the abyss of cable and streaming TV is surely not the place for them! What is next? A guest appearance at the "Kardashians" to promote mental health? The "Rich Kids of Windsor" at Instagram?
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:45 AM
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Some of y’all need to go back and watch the video interview with ‘O’ and watch her talk about how this project came about. They’re focusing on mental illness and mental wellness. Real issues, folks.
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:07 AM
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Yep! They, the Windsors have no real power, their might is more "pope like".

And the abyss of cable and streaming TV is surely not the place for them! What is next? A guest appearance at the "Kardashians" to promote mental health? The "Rich Kids of Windsor" at Instagram?
I don't see it as you do. Oprah and Harry are *producing* a documentary on mental health and mental wellness. I'd be willing to bet my last bite of bacon from my spinach salad that the two of them are not seen prominently on screen. This documentary is designed to get a message out and listened to and inform and isn't a reality show to stroke one's own ego.

As far as it might be better if instead of Oprah, it was someone from the UK, if you're aiming to get a message out globally to have an impact, the more diverse the high profile people involved with the project are, the wider the demographics of who the message will reach is. People that have no clue or interest in the British royal family but are more familiar and like Oprah will be reached.

Personally, I love being able to stream shows at my own convenience although I do not subscribe to any streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu. If people can watch this documentary whenever they want to stream it, I'm almost positive that it will reach a wider audience than just aired on a TV channel.

This way of communicating and getting the word out about causes and issues and getting people that are celebrities, royals, philanthropists and sports figures to work globally can accomplish so much more than a ribbon cutting event or a photo op. This, I believe, is the wave of the future of making a difference in our world around us.
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:45 PM
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I really am enthused about the Mental Health campaign documentary, my only misgiving is that it is Oprah Winfrey. While I certainly admire her, IMO I believe that a UK/Commonwealth national would have been the "better" option too.
Who would you suggest would have been a better option? Who in the Commonwealth, with an interest in mental health, has the global reach and name recognition of Ms Winfrey?
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Old 04-10-2019, 12:52 PM
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Is this project actually part of the Heads Together campaign? Is it connected to The Royal Foundation?

I've read reports and haven't seen them mentioned but probably have missed it.

Anyone got a source?
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:01 PM
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It's on the Sussex IG account and all over Twitter.


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Old 04-10-2019, 01:13 PM
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It's on the Sussex IG account and all over Twitter.


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I know its happening but I've now been advised that it is building on Heads Together not part of it apparently.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:21 PM
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Yep! They, the Windsors have no real power, their might is more "pope like".

And the abyss of cable and streaming TV is surely not the place for them! What is next? A guest appearance at the "Kardashians" to promote mental health? The "Rich Kids of Windsor" at Instagram?

What you call the "abyss" of streaming video is the best access a lot of people outside of major cities have to more serious fare like documentaries and arthouse films. The BBC does do better work in that direction than other broadcast entities, but if you're outside of the UK, you still need streaming to access much of their best work. For Harry and Meghan, with their Commonwealth focus, it seems to me that a major international streaming operation is their best chance of getting a documentary to a Commonwealth audience, not just a UK one.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:23 PM
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I know its happening but I've now been advised that it is building on Heads Together not part of it apparently.
That's my impression also. From what little I've picked up I think the HT Campaign is going by the wayside...nothing confirmed.


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Old 04-10-2019, 01:43 PM
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Is this project actually part of the Heads Together campaign? Is it connected to The Royal Foundation?

I've read reports and haven't seen them mentioned but probably have missed it.

Anyone got a source?
Perhaps the Heads Together campaign is the starting block for this project to take off globally. We see this happen with quite a few incentives started by the Royal Foundation. For example, the Invictus Games. Its a Royal Foundation incentive but it also has picked up celebrity ambassadors and financial sponsors along the way to support these games. Same with United For Wildlife.

Lets say, for example, it started with Harry's idea and gets the Heads Together campaign involved. He then talks with Oprah and they decide to work together for this. Oprah, perhaps, has her own specific organization working towards the same goal as the Foundation and brings that organization on board. And so forth and so on. The game plan is to reach as many people as possible and, frankly, the more people that are involved, the bigger success of the incentive.

This is just my guess and speculation but I believe this is how it works.
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Old 04-10-2019, 01:46 PM
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Is this project actually part of the Heads Together campaign? Is it connected to The Royal Foundation?

I've read reports and haven't seen them mentioned but probably have missed it.

Anyone got a source?
Nothing I’ve seen from Omid or the Sussex IG has this connected in any way to Heads Together. I think this is an initiative of the Duke of Sussex, not the Royal Foundation. I know KP is trying to claim it, but nothing released supports that.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:25 PM
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Who would you suggest would have been a better option? Who in the Commonwealth, with an interest in mental health, has the global reach and name recognition of Ms Winfrey?

That's an excellent question that I have no answer for as I am not aware who might be the UK's version of Oprah Winfrey. So I typed " Who is the UK's most trusted public figure?" and came up with this link. Please note that the article is from 2018.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8143096.html


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Britain's top 10 most trusted celebrities

  1. David Attenborough
  2. Tom Hanks
  3. Michelle Obama
  4. Prince William
  5. The Queen
  6. Morgan Freeman
  7. Prince Harry
  8. Stephen Hawking
  9. Barack Obama
  10. Judi Dench
I've "bolded" anyone who was from the UK. Stephen Hawking is now deceased. If we remove #'s 4,5, and 7 that leaves Sir David Attenbourgh and Dame Judi Dench who do have some on camera experience.


Dame Judi Dench has participated in last year's Mental Health Minute Campaign.


https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news...flash-response
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