Los Angeles (October 15, 2007) – Hosting multiple game shows (The Price Is Right and Power of 10), making stand-up comedy appearances, and being Cleveland's biggest sports fan isn't all Drew Carey is up to these days. The popular comedian is now entering the world of journalism, hosting documentaries that examine hot-button issues like immigration, eminent domain, drug laws and traffic congestion.
"We need Reason to help fight the stupid drug laws, the stupid immigration laws, and stupid big government in general," says Carey.
"Drew's unique perspective and creativity are going to change and enliven the country's policy debates," declares David Nott, president of Reason Foundation. "Anyone who believes in choice, individual liberty and economic freedom is going to feel right at home at Reason.tv."
Reason.tv is a new online community that will showcase the best free market ideas and videos on the Internet. Reason.tv gives you the opportunity to create videos, share videos and suggest topics for Drew Carey's upcoming documentaries.
In the first Reason.tv video, Gridlock, released today, Carey delves into a problem aggravating nearly everyone: traffic congestion. Carey meets Josh Lipking, whose 16-mile commute should take 25 minutes. On Los Angeles' slow-moving, jam-packed roads it takes Josh 90 minutes – each way.
Carey, who makes a living giving away great prizes, hires a helicopter to chauffeur Josh to work, showing him how easy his commute could be without that nightmarish traffic.
Since helicopters aren't the answer for everyone, Carey details how cities around the world are using high-tech solutions to build tunnels, elevated highways, and innovative bridges that reduce bottlenecks and make it easier to get around. But Carey doesn't want taxpayers stuck paying for these much-needed projects, so he explores how the government can get the private sector to foot the bill.
"I'd love to own a freeway in Los Angeles," Carey says.
In upcoming documentaries, Carey and Reason.tv will examine the government's abuse of eminent domain, the immigration debate and medical marijuana laws.
Full Video Online
Gridlock, hosted by Drew Carey, is available online at http://reason.tv/video/show/6.html.
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