The Public Internet Channel is a network of free websites with videos and tools to help you live a better life. The shows and videos on PIC.tv are about living healthy, being a single mom, dealing with teen pregnancy, and more. Other useful websites are available within the site like, The Beehive, where you can learn about taking control of your diabetes, managing your money, being a single mother, saving money by recycling, and so much more. On Just Think, you can explore deeper conversations around a lot of the topics the episodes address, like childhood obesity and mental health. The site’s blogs, PIC Daily and Hooked UP! are filled with up-to-date information and resources about the world around you. The network features Public Purpose Media —where all of the videos are free and meant to help you take action to improve your life. This is why most of their videos have a ‘Make It Easy’ Toolbox next to them. You can use the Toolbox as a way to find resources and information on their network of sites and beyond. The Public Internet Channel is a production of One Economy Corp.
9INE, PIC.tv’s multi-Telly award winning web series, is groundbreaking, educational, and noteworthy. A teen drama produced by One Economy that chronicles nine months in the life of soon-to-be teen parents. Geared towards teens, parents, educators and advocates – 9INE is being used to foster discussion and better choices among young people regarding teen pregnancy and their future. Though there are a number of reality shows that cover teen pregnancy, 9INE as one of the few shows that actually highlights the perspective of teen fathers. With engaging performances from a solid and experienced cast, each episode of 9INE ends with a real-life story of a teenager dealing with pregnancy and/or parenting.
9INE is written, produced directed by Allen Sowelle, who has many years of editing, producing, directing and writing for television and film. It stars: Liz Vassey (CSI and Two and A Half Men); Brian J. White (Men of a Certain Age and The Shield); Jonathan ‘Lil J’ McDaniel (Cougar Town and Entourage); and Chasiti Hampton (Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper).
9INE is also available on DVD with a comprehensive teen pregnancy discussion guide that breaks down the issues posited in each episode. Developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy specifically for the 9INE series, this DVD is currently being used across the country in schools and homes, to help broaden the discussion around teen male/father’s responsibility in regards to pregnancy and parenting.
“Front Seat Chronicles” Video Series
A Series of Short Videos to Address Widespread Social Challenges
One Economy Corporation, recently released a new online video series. The quick glimpses into some difficult social challenges is already receiving positive feedback from PIC.tv’s growing audience. The episodes connect to resources aimed to guide viewers through similar situations in real life. Front Seat Chronicles tackles issues related to unemployment, divorce, veterans returning from war, domestic violence, and much more.
The series consists of 20 episodes, and each episode only takes about three to five minutes to view. The shows focus on a challenging conversation between two people. A unique educational tool, watch every Tuesday on PIC.TV for a new story, and learn more with the accompanied discussion guide, the show’s interactive blog, and other compelling resources.
“We want to give people a way of knowing that they’re not alone in facing these very real and difficult issues. More importantly, we hope that our audience will use these videos as a catalyst for discussion and motivation to make a positive change in their lives,” said One Economy’s Executive Producer of the series, Mohammed Bilal.
Front Seat Chronicles was created in association with Feinman Productions. The series was inspired by a short story concept written by Mohammed Bilal, and was developed by Bilal, Allen Sowelle, and Josh Feinman. Several different writers and directors contributed episodes to this web series, making it a truly unique team effort. The first three episodes “I Didn’t Get It”(featured above), “Story of my Life”, and “I’ll Talk About You” deal with unemployment, divorce, and cancer and how to cope with each of these issues.
About One Economy
One Economy is a global non-profit organization that has been at the forefront of using innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people. More than 22 million people have used One Economy’s online tools and resources to build better lives. To date, One Economy has launched on-the-ground programs in 42 U.S. states, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.