A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series demonstrates to kids that you don't have to be a star athlete to be an effective role model or to have a positive influence on others. Although some of the subjects are familiar faces, others work behind the scenes, but their jobs are just as important and affect just as many people.
The series spotlights people -- many of them current and former professional athletes -- who strive to make a positive difference in their communities through sports. Segments explore mentoring and coaching programs, how technology relates to the mechanics of different games, and how coaches implement new techniques designed to keep players safe from injuries. Others tell inspirational stories of athletes overcoming obstacles to play the sports they love.
Positive Role Models
This is a show that tells the stories of role models, from pro athletes who donate their time and energy to inspire kids to people who use adversity as inspiration to succeed. Each person's gifts are different, but each uses what he or she has to do good work.
Products & Purchases
Brand names and logos for pro sports teams, leagues, and athletic gear are visible, and the various programs discussed in the show get some airtime.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Game Changers with Kevin Frazier spotlights people of all walks of life who make a positive difference through athletics. Many of the stories center on professional athletes who use their fame to inspire and teach kids, but the series gives equal acknowledgement to those whose work gets less attention but still has a strong impact on others. These inspiring and intriguing stories about role models are fine for all ages, but they'll probably be more of a draw for kids with an interest in sports.
Is It Any Good?
What's more fun than watching your favorite baseball player take the field? Perhaps watching him share his passion for community service and helping others. Not only does Game Changers give fans a front-row seat for some inspiring do-good work, it's also an opportunity to see these pros in a more off-the-cuff scenario, and that's always fun. It reminds us that, under those uniforms, they're just regular people who are using the skills they have to do something great, whether it's on the field or in their local communities.
Interspersed with the stories of the pros are other stories that might not otherwise make the news but that are fascinating nonetheless. How are experts working to ensure the safety of young players in contact sports? How can technology help players with disabilities fully partake in their favorite sports? The pros in these fields may not be handing out autographs like the players do, but their work is changing the face of the games in important ways, too.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.