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Hi, my name is Greg. That’s me below.

I’m just an average every day person like the rest of us and yes, this whole thing here, is my creation.

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I’m a Dad, a Lover of life, a Lover of people and I care about the quality of life of people and of communities here in our region.

I believe in the underdog, the little guy. I believe in the little engine “that did”. I believe in the “against all odds” success story because I know first hand that with nothing more than a pocket full of hope and truckload of ambition, big dreams and big ideas do come true.

I’m Greg. I’m no different than you. I believe we live in a very different world. A world where corporate has taken over. Greed. Selfishness. Where big companies in small towns all across America lay off hundreds upon hundreds of local people, some with 20-30 years on the job. A world where “big box stores” move in and where family legacies die off.

Where opportunities for people in towns all across the country slowly disappear because jobs leave the area, go to the very advanced skilled, bigger cities, or worse, another country altogether. I also believe our educational system needs serious massive help.

We live in a world where very few people trust our government, even down to the local level and no one likes the money part of politics. Politics is a game, 80% of the American People don’t even vote and good qualified people who would like to run, never will because of the way the “game” of politics is played, (or they don’t have enough money). Corrupt politics, corporate greed and…

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… on the mountain top of it all preaching at you every single day of your life, is the scripted media machine that lives in the living rooms of virtually every single American household (and person) in the World. 

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The TV.  The Media.

House fires, deaths, robberies, teachers getting arrested, students shooting up schools, terrorists, sex scandals, political arguing, prayer, the american flag, fear and indoctrination, scripted excuses, bank bailouts, real estate crashes, stock market crashes, children getting arrested, and all while South Park and JackAss play in the background. (They tell us it’s what we want to watch.)

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“Only 36 percent of Americans believe news organizations get the facts straight.”
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“There is tendency for the press to play up and dwell on stories that are sensational – murders, car crashes, kidnappings, sex scandals”
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“In a study by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, eighty percent of the American public said they believe “journalists chase sensational stories because they think it will sell papers, not because they think it is important news. “
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“78 percent of the public thinks journalists enjoy reporting on the personal failings of private officials.”
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“Television has the potential to generate both positive and negative effects, and many studies have looked at the impact of television on society, particularly on children and adolescents.  An individual child’s developmental level is a critical factor in determining whether the medium will have positive or negative effects. “
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“The influence of the media on the psychosocial development of children is profound.”
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I don’t believe what the media represents overall, is who we really are as a people. I don’t believe the media should portray us, our country, our children, our soldiers or our intelligence with such a humiliating representation of who we are.  I believe the media programs and indoctrinates. Is there bad in the world? Of course there is, but the media tells us “how we feel”, what “our thoughts” are, what we “like” and what we “don’t like”. They tell us who we should vote for and who we shouldn’t vote for and they remind us every second they can of the “bad” in our world.

They film us as we lend a helping hand during all these tragedies to show the “good” in us – make us feel good about ourselves.  Showing us lend a helping hand to tragedies – that all too often never needed to (or should have) ever happened in the first place.

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We all know these things. At backyard barbecues and in the living rooms across our community, our city and our nation we complain about it with our friends, co-workers and family. None of us like how the negative media portrays us or how they manipulate the situations of daily life and of who we are as people.

Morality has been thrown to the wayside.  Integrity appears to have been discarded.  Honor is in the garbage and cameras now watch us at the intersections of our entire life.  Who “really” wants that?

We’re born in debt, we have to balance our checkbook but the people who run our country never can and worse, most American’s pay upwards of 30% of their income towards taxes of some sort.

We’re told how we feel, how we should feel and we never get the chance to speak for ourselves and the good natured and good hearted FAR outweigh the bad in our country.

The voice of the people is all but withered away.

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I’m Greg – and I’m tired of it. So tired of it I’ve decided to dedicate the remainder of my life and all my experience and expertise to doing something about it.  I’ve started a local TV Network that right now airs a Monday through Friday show that airs in Stephenson County Illinois, filmed in Freeport, Illinois and is viewable by the local community, the region and the entire world.  I am dedicating the remainder of my life to changing the “perception” machine and restoring power and a voice back to us, the people.  I’m starting right here in our (my) community.

I need your help though to continue. Right now my show reaches about 30,000 people and it’s growing rapidly. Over 95% of what I’m filming and showcasing in the community and of our people isn’t paid for by anyone. I do not make one dime off it. Some local businesses have shown their support through sponsorship’s, but local businesses can’t always be the one’s who bear the expense and I don’t want them to be the only ones. I am asking that the entire community pitch in and I am only asking after putting my biggest foot forward first.

I’m doing it.

I have a personal vested interest in our community and I am asking that you consider making a gift to the cause today. $1.00, $5.00, $10,00, $25.00, $50,00, $100.00 or any amount you feel in your heart it is worth to keep this positive media going in our city. Your support now and your continued support will ensure that this “new media” is here reporting  the positive, the good and making a measurable difference in our community for what could be decades and decades to come.  Perhaps, even well beyond you and I.

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