February 5, 2014, Baltimore, MD – RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for Generation 50+, has secured the rights to two compelling documentaries from Renegade Productions as part of a development deal for future documentaries and series produced by Renegade. "In the Face of Evil" and "Shortstop in China," reflect Renegade's commitment to bringing fresh perspective to iconic American figures - in this case President Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States and Baseball legend Cal Ripken. Both documentaries showcase how these unique men employed their passion to impact the global stage through diplomacy.
The four-time award-winning documentary In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed will premiere on RLTV on Thursday, February 6 at 8pm ET to commemorate President Ronald Reagan’s birthday. Based on Peter Schweizer's acclaimed bestseller, "Reagan's War," the documentary chronicles the brutal conflict between totalitarianism and freedom as seen through President Ronald Reagan's 40-year confrontation with communism. The New York Times noted, it is “...an operatic documentary that rises to new heights," and The Washington Post called it “an epic homage to Ronald Reagan.”
A Shortstop in China, an hour-long documentary, follows Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. on his first diplomatic trip to China as an American Public Diplomacy Envoy for the U.S. State Department and highlights Cal’s sharing his passion for baseball with youngsters and coaches throughout China.
“We are thrilled to have RLTV as a home for our films. Renegade Productions’ principal goal is to create moving content that enhances the human experience,” said Tim Watkins, Director/Producer/Principal of Renegade Productions, “and RLTV is a great destination with very similar goals - with a significant reach and audience to back it up.”
“Tim and his team at Renegade bring years of experience and maturity to their productions, they are a great fit for us and we look forward to future collaborations,” said RLTV Chief Content Officer Elliot Jacobson.
The only cable network and online destination created specifically for adults 50+, RLTV (www.rl.tv) offers unique, inspiring programming that focuses on topics that matter to Generation 50+, from relationships, reinvention, rediscovering passions and retirement, to finances, health, and current events. At RLTV, it's all about rethinking life for 50+. RLTV. Experience Matters.
About Renegade Productions
Renegade Productions was founded in 1988 with a focus on factual programming and documentaries. The 50- person company has produced the four-time award-winning documentary In the Face of Evil: Reagan’s War in Word and Deed and last year premiered the award-winning documentary The Blood & The Rose, a film on the liberation of Mexico featuring the complete story on the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Most recently, Renegade completed the film, Escalation, for the One Love Foundation, which will anchor a digital workshop on Relationship Violence that will be available to high schools and colleges in North America in 2014.
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