Prince Charles Helps NBC Go Green and Healthy

The Peacock is embracing "good" TV. On Tuesday, NBC Universal announced it would be launching an assault on societal ills like obesity and climate change across its network. Leading the charge is Prince Charles who will host a special in November as part of the company’s 4th annual "Green Week." But first, "Healthy Week" hits the airwaves. Beginning June 21, various NBCU brands will promote topics in healthy living like nutritional literacy, fitness and childcare.

The best news of all?

The famous "The More You Know" public service campaign will continue into its 21st season of existence. This year, First Lady Michelle Obama grabs the shooting star by its tail to combat childhood obesity.

June’s "Healthy Week" promises an onslaught of socially conscious content. Bravo will be bringing a healthy episode to Top Chef. Suze Orman will explore the connections between health, and you guessed it, wealth on CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show. Telemundo will focus on health issues affecting US Hispanics. And a special series called “Be Well, Be Healthy” will air across NBC News networks.

Coming off of its Green is Universal campaign during Earth Day month, November’s "Green Week" will highlight the environment and sustainability. Harmony, in which Prince Charles (known by some as the "tree-hugging prince") explores society’s disconnect with the natural world, leads the week’s programming schedule. Directed by Julie Bergman Sender and Stuart Sender, the documentary The Garden, will highlight the Prince’s three decades of environmental stewardship and provide insight into how we can reduce our carbon footprint and lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Also, MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" will put a focus on the politics of green," and CNBC will be expanding its "Carbon Challenge" series, which highlights corporate efforts to go green.

The More You Know ... Sorry, I had to.

Story by Sam Brand. Originally published by Tonic

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