June 18, 2009
Lights, Camera, Generosity
Bill Gates meets Indiana Jones.
That, more or less, is the premise behind The Philanthropist, an eight-part television series that joins NBC's summer line-up this month. In the pilot episode, a billionaire playboy turned humanitarian named Teddy Rist (played by the handsome British actor James Purefoy) battles corrupt government officials, drug dealers, gun-toting rebels, tse-tse flies, poisonous snakes, and jungle underbrush to deliver a supply of cholera vaccine to a health