SECRET MILLIONAIRE: George & Kym Rapier: Oakridge, Oregon
Selfless Christian Giving
Release Date: September 08, 2013
Starring: Narrated by Blair Underwood
and K.C. Clyde
Genre: Reality TV
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 44 minutes
Distributor: ABC-TV/The Walt Disney Company
Director: Bruce Ready
Executive Producer: Chris Coelan, Chris Cowan,
Leslie Garvin, Greg Goldman,
Grant Mansfield, Jean-Michel
O’Donoghue, Bruce Toms,
Producer: Lisa Bellamo, Ashley Bininger,
Ted Garvey, Karen Gruber, Lisa
F. Jackson, Louie Jones, Hope
Moore, Lisa Pegnato, Chris
Skopinski, Elizabeth Taylor
Writer: Kevin Gleason
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Anne Sweeney, President, Disney-ABC Television Group
Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment
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Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 460-7777; Website: www.disneyabctv.com
In this episode, George and Kym Rapier are multi-millionaires from San Antonio who own a medical company to help the elderly. Their job as secret millionaires is to go to Oakridge, Oregon, a timber town that used to be prosperous but is now bust.
The Rapiers go undercover as documentarians. They live in a trailer in the town for a week and drive a beat up old car. Each person they meet they ask if they can volunteer. So, they end up serving food at the football game, packing luncheons for the school children because the school district can no longer afford lunches, helping the one remaining healthcare practitioner, and aiding the fire department. They are amazed that these people in this small town struggling so hard are filled with goodness, loyalty, compassion, and caring for each other. At the end of the week, they reveal themselves and give away more than $1.3 million to help the town. For instance, they give money for a new ambulance, money for another doctor and an X-ray machine, money for school luncheons, and so forth.
This episode of SECRET MILLIONAIRE emphasizes real Christian charity and selfless giving. The church is an integral part of the show, and George and Kym acknowledge how blessed they are. This is Reality TV at its best. It doesn’t show the back-biting and meanness of some Reality TV shows, but shows the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, decency, and integrity. How this got on the air is amazing.
The George and Kym Rapier episode of SECRET MILLIONAIRE emphasizes real Christian charity and selfless giving. The church is an integral part of the show. George and Kym acknowledge how blessed they are. This is Reality TV at its best. It doesn’t show the meanness of some Reality TV programs, but displays the Fruit of the Holy Spirit, decency, and integrity.