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I thought long and hard about what I wanted to focus on this week and share with you, and the truth is I can't stop thinking about how lucky I have been to be a part of this show. It has always been my discipline as a producer to start with character, and with Teddy Rist, it just became so much more. To have the opportunity to exemplify a character who is trying to do right by the world, to shine a light on how we have to step out, engage and help make a difference just one person at a time, no matter what part of the world we are in, is a pretty powerful thing. Yes, our responsibility is to deliver amazing, entertaining and inspired episodes every week, but if we can continue the dialog beyond that, well that's incredibly satisfying. Teddy Rist is far from perfection, but aren't we all. He should represent the good in all of us, in our hearts and in the strength and courage we have, even if we have to dig a little deeper and help each other to make our world a better, safer place.
We hope you enjoy the series as much as we have enjoyed making it for you, and while life imitates art and vice versa, you will find tonight's episode, "Myanmar," right inside the political zeitgeist. We rip from the headlines, and in some cases ahead of them, and through Teddy's eyes and well, whatever it takes to get him there, hit the problem head on. Teddy's moral values are tested due to Maidstone-Rist's business ties in Myanmar, and, of course he spares no physical expense in seeking a higher authority's advice while also getting sidetracked, like only Teddy can, in helping those in need locally. You will again be provided links to organizations and resources that have direct and immediate impact on the issue within the episode. Don't forget to tune in, tell friends and enjoy!!