Beginning January 3, 2010, State Television in the Czech Republic will broadcast a series of special programs prepared for young people by the Czech Hope Channel. The programs, called Beyond Horizons, will be broadcasted every Sunday morning for six months.
"Our goal is not to present ready-made solutions but to offer secular viewers an alternative perspective," explains one of the authors of this new Christian youth TV magazine. The program will be hosted and moderated by professional actor and presenter Matous Ruml and Adventist pastor Jindrich Cernohorsky.
“Beauty”, “Relationships”, “History”, “Play”, “Crisis” and “A Star” are a few of the titles of the various episodes. Each of the twenty-six episodes presents, in language understandable to young people, an important topic that all people must face during their lives.
For each topic, organizers invited an interesting and well-known personality who in some way represents the discussed subject. Viewers will have the opportunity to hear freestyle motocross rider Petr Pilat, who appears in the episode on extreme sports; astrophysicist Jiri Grygar, who takes part in the discussion on astrology; and violinist Jaroslav Svecený, who talks about traditions. Each episode features music from contemporary artists and ends with a short reflection that offers a Biblical alternative to the prevailing contemporary consumerism.
Bedrich Jetelina, Director of the Czech Hope Channel, explains: “This series of programs is the fruit of a long term collaboration between our Media Center and the editorial office for religious programs of the Czech State Television. Our main goal and motivation in preparing this series is to help a young generation of our fellow-citizens – mostly postmodern and secular – to discover that the Bible and Christianity can offer a valuable alternative to the prevailing worldview and lifestyle and that the Biblical approach to life’s issues is realistic, functional and fulfilling.”
The programs will be available at www.zaobzorem.cz.