The Philanthropist
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The Philanthropist
First Aired: June 24th, 2009
Status: Ended
Air Time: Wednesday, 12:00 pm
Network: NBC
Summary: Teddy Rist, the billionaire playboy, loves money. He loves earning it, he loves having it, he loves spending it. One of the richest men in the world, Teddy approaches philanthropy with the same intensity that he approaches business. He wants everyone on the planet to have a good education, a solid meal and a healthy life - and he'll go to any extreme to make this happen. From blackmailing a prime minister for women's rights to dodging bullets while delivering a life-saving vaccine, Teddy Rist will take you on an exhilarating global adventure each week.
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# of Episodes: 8
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Season 1
Nigeria Part I
Episode 1: Nigeria Part I
Air Date: June 25th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: A wealthy philanthropist's life is changed when a hurricane hits the Nigerian town he was visiting. During the storm the billionaire rescues a young boy. These events lead him to pursue his new found passion for helping those in need.
Episode 2: Myanmar
Air Date: July 2nd, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Teddy visits Myanmar to ask for guidance from a local leader after his company is accused of forced labor.
Episode 3: Paris
Air Date: July 9th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Olivia is reunited with an old friend who is caught in a sex-trafficking ring on a visit to Paris. Teddy does everything in his power to save the helpless young women.
Nigeria Part II
Episode 4: Nigeria Part II
Air Date: July 16th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Teddy heads to Kujama, Nigeria, to help rescue his old friend, Doctor Chima Balo. Balo was kidnapped because the local rebels didn't like Teddy and his oil refinery doing good for their town. Back at home, Philip helps an old acquaintance keep his head above water after being laid off from work.
Episode 5: Kosovo
Air Date: July 23rd, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Teddy meets his ex-wife Julia and tells her about his journey to Kosovo where he tried to get Serbians and Albanians to work together, but learned that the hatred runs deep.
San Diego
Episode 6: San Diego
Air Date: July 30th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Teddy and Dax travel to San Diego and try to find the thief who stole Teddy's identity. In the meantime, Olivia and Philip find out that Maidstone Rist is in trouble.
Episode 7: Kashmir
Air Date: August 6th, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: When Teddy tries to close a deal with the Indian and Pakistani governments to rebuild a water system in Kashmir, he disappears on his mission.
Episode 8: Haiti
Air Date: August 13rd, 2009, 12:00 pm
Summary: Food shortage leads Teddy and Philip to Haiti where they try to help, but Philip's estranged brother, a powerful island senator named Jean Beauvais, interferes.