The Michael Vick Project
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The Michael Vick Project


The Michael Vick Project
Created byJames DuBose
Presented byDuBose Entertainment
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Production location(s)Atlanta, GA
Running time30 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkBET
Audio formatMTS stereo
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2010 -
present
Chronology
Related showsDuBose Entertainment is the company behind several docu-dramas including the critically acclaimed Keyshia Cole: The Way it Is, Brother to Brutha, Tiny & Toya and Frankie and Neffe
External links
Website

The Michael Vick Project is an American documentary following football player Michael Vick, executive produced by James DuBose.[1] The ten-part docu-series premiered on January 26, 2010 on BET and aired Tuesdays at 10 p.m, chronicling the 2009 widely publicized and criticized plummet of the NFL's onetime highest paid player.[2]

Drawing 2.8 million viewers to tune-in and witness the former famed quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons deliver his testimony--detailing his plunging fall from NFL super stardom over his admitted involvement in a "cruel and inhumane" dog-fighting ring; to telling the experiences he encountered while serving nearly two-years in a federal penitentiary;[3] to expressing his intent to "be a part of the solution, not the problem"[4]. The days leading to the series debut were marked by stark criticism of the project, with organizations including PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) speaking out against allegedly "glorifying" the man who had done the time for the crime.

Here's what PETA had to say:

"Michael Vick may deserve to walk free, but he doesn't deserve to be a football star or a hero to children"[5]

Here's what executives for BET had to say:

"No way are we excusing or minimizing the atrocity that Michael was involving in, Michael makes no attempt to do that. It is inexcusable. However, there are numerous public figures egregious behavior and have been given a second chance."[4]

"It's important for us to capture this moment to see what someone does when they have the opportunity to rebuild themselves. It might serve as a road map for young men facing the same challenge."[4]

Overview

Michael Vick searches for personal and professional redemption while exploring his past.

References

  1. ^ "DuBose Entertainment Chronicles the Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of NFL Star Michael Vick in a New Original Docu-Series To Premiere on BET". PR Newswire. October 9, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-10-12.
  2. ^ "Coming Soon". BET. Archived from the original on 2009-10-14.

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