Inspired by the new Presidency, television producer and philanthropist Norman Lear will unveil “Born Again American,” an initiative featuring a specially commissioned website and song to move all listeners to recommit themselves to American citizenship as we go through these trying but hopeful times together. The “Born Again American” song features regular Americans performing the song in front of fourteen iconic landmarks, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge. The song asks citizens to pledge themselves to be “their country’s keeper” through higher levels of service and civic engagement and the corresponding interactive website allows them to do just that. At www.bornagainamerican.org, Americans can take an online pledge to reconfirm their active citizenship and volunteer for service, register to vote, share their thoughts with their public officials, write their own lyrics to the Born Again American song and otherwise work together to renew the American promise. Over 1 million Americans have already signed on to become Born Again – won’t you?
Maria Menounos, along with her bichon frise, Baby, star in a PSA for the Natural Resources Defense Council’s new pet-friendly program, GreenPaws.org. Menounos also wrote and directed the 30-second spot.