234 Million Reason TV Fans Can’t Be Wrong! Support Our Video Journalism!
We’re in the thick of Reason‘s annual Webathon, the one week out of the year when we ask our readers to support our journalism with tax-deductible donations. Right now, there’s a match offer going on, so every dollar you give magically turns into twice as much, thanks to generous benefactors who want to supercharge our efforts fighting for “Free Minds and Free Markets.” Go here to see the swag associated with different levels of giving (among the goodies: $1,000 gets you a lunch with an editor in Washington, D.C.).
One of the main things your donations support is our award-winning, unparalleled video platform. Launched in 2007, Reason TV is the brainchild of TV legend and The Price Is Right host Drew Carey, who sits on the board of trustees of Reason Foundation, the nonprofit that publishes this website. Drew had taken an interest in documentary filmmaking and, in a world of ever-cheaper cameras and editing software and burgeoning online distribution, urged us to get into video years before most other publications ever considered “pivoting” in that direction. Our magazine and website, he said, did great jobs in making the principled libertarian case for maximizing freedom, but video would attract a whole new audience and give us a whole new medium through which to make our case. We’ve released over a dozen documentaries with Drew, including the award-winning, hourlong Reason Saves Cleveland With Drew Carey: How To Fix the Mistake on the Lake and Other Once-Great American Cities.
Here we are, 14 years later, and Reason TV is going stronger than ever. Over the past year, we released almost 150 videos that pulled in an amazing 39.5 million views on our YouTube channe
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