Horizon International Makes Its Television Programs On Solutions Available On The Web


Horizon’s series of television programs entitled “One Second Before Sunrise” that bring to audiences stories of promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems are now available on the Web at



Horizon’s series of television programs entitled “One Second Before Sunrise” that bring to audiences stories of promising solutions to the world's most pressing problems are now available on the Web at   

Hosts: Lynn Redgrave, Sam Waterston, Rasmane Raso Ouedraogo

  Lynn Redgrave, Rasmane Raso Ouedraogo, Sam Waterston, Johan Forssblad, Alfred Thorwarth and others host and narrate.


Quality, accuracy and thoroughness are the hallmarks of every Horizon production and make the programs stand out as trusted coverage. This commitment to excellence is made possible with the help of Horizon’s Scientific Review Board and other advisors who carefully evaluate ideas and review scripts.

The programs cover the environment, health and development. Environment coverage includes ways to reduce global climate change and acid rain, preserve wildlife and endangered plants, reduce pollutants, and practice sustainable, non-toxic agriculture. Health coverage, intrinsically tied to the environment includes finding ways to reduce malnutrition, improve health education and economic wellbeing and to reduce sexually transmissible infections such as HIV/AIDS.  And, its development coverage, also as intrinsically interconnected with the environment includes means to meet economic needs with least harm to our planet and ways to advance technological innovations for the betterment of the planet.

Horizon chooses ideas and initiatives that inform, entertain and inspire positive action.


Much of the knowledge imparted by Horizon’s television programs is further covered on the Horizon Solutions Site at


Broadcast in more than a hundred countries in fifteen languages One Second Before Sunrise’s broad appeal has captured the interest of diverse viewers of all ages.

Swedish TV 2 Cameraman Anders Carlsson (left) and Host and Co-Producer Johan Forssblad

  Swedish TV2 Co-produced “Cooperating for Clean Air,” a program on ways to reduce acid rain and global climate change which covers pollution control and energy efficiency from a power plant clean enough to be in the heart of Stockholm to solar villages near the Arctic Circle. 


Integrated pest management in China and in the United States is covered in Horizon’s  co-production with  Hei Long Jiang Television of the Peoples’ Republic of China which was broadcast along with seven other Horizon productions throughout China in Chinese. 








Horizon production crew with Hei Long Jiang crew and friends.



XEIPN Mexico assisted in the production of “Spirited Changes in Mexico” which highlights successful efforts that combine family planning with environmental and health efforts.  “Burkina-be: People with a Future” features women, men and children in Burkina Faso are working together to curb desertification, reforest the land, increase education and economic opportunities for girls and women, and reduce population growth.





Note: About Horizon International:

Horizon is a non-profit organization based at Yale University that develops and advances solutions, especially in the areas of health, the environment, and poverty alleviation with the help of its Scientific Review Board, hundreds of cooperating organizations, Associates, television programs, conferences and lectures, and solutions sites on the Web. Horizon's home page is at:


            The Solutions Sites are a collaborative effort of Horizon with the UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, Unicef, the International Development Research Centre, Yale University and Horizon's colleagues at Harvard University. They present readily accessible peer-reviewed case studies, articles, exhibits, and resources including over 980 screened links with descriptions. The Kids feature of the Solutions Site is an engaging, interactive, multimedia feature. The URLs are: and


            Horizon International has launched a project on coral reefs for youth entitled Magic Porthole™.  The Magic Porthole project has thus far been made possible by a Planning Grant from the National Science Foundation and other contributions of funds and talent.  The Preview is at

Notes: Horizon’s Scientific Review Board,  consists of:

Peter S. Ashton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Dendrology, Harvard University, Harvard Arboretum

Michele Barry, M.D., Director, International Health Program, Yale School of Medicine

Kwesi Botchwey, LLD, Former Director, Africa Research and Programs, Center for International Development, Harvard University

Eco. Antonio Brack, Adviser, United Nations Development Program (PNUD) Peru

Rita R. Colwell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Chairman, Canon U. S. Life Sciences, Inc.

Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

Abraham E. Haspel, Ph.D., Former Dept. Asst. Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

David G. Hawkins, J.D, Senior Staff Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council

Stephen P. Hubbell, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Princeton University

Kwi-Gon Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Planning and Landscape Architecture, Seoul National University

Dieter Koch-Weser, Ph.D., Former Chair, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Harvard University

Maritta R. V. Bieberstein Koch-Weser, Former Director General, IUCN, The World Conservation Union

Robert Lawrence, M. D., MPH, Professor, Director, Center for a Livable Future; Joint Appointments in Health Policy & Management and Medicine Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Barry S. Levy Associates

Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ph.D., President, The H. John Heinz III Center For Science, Economics and Environment

Michael Merson, M.D., Former Dean of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine

Michael McElroy, Ph.D., Chairman, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

The Hon. Richard L. Ottinger, Dean Emeritus, Pace University School of Law

Jan C. Post, Ph.D., Former Senior Ecologist, World Bank

Homero Silva, M.D., Advisor Environmental Health, PAHO/WHO- Peru

Allan Rosenfield, M.D., Dean, Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health

Hernan Sanhueza, M.D., Former President, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hemisphere Region

Burton H. Singer, Ph.D., Professor of Demography and Public Affairs, Princeton University

James Gustave Speth, J.D., Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Former Administrator UNDP

Roger P. Swain, Ph.D., Science Editor, Horticulture Magazine

Robert J. Wyman, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Yale University

Horizon’s The Magic Porthole™ Advisory Board includes:

Walter H. Adey, Ph.D., Director, Marine Systems Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution

Gordon Cragg, Ph.D., Former Chief, Natural Products Branch, National Cancer Institute

Sylvia A. Earle, Ph.D., Founder of Deep Ocean Engineering

David Ellis, Ph.D., Former Director, Boston Museum of Science

William Fenical, Ph.D., Director, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

David Gelernter, Professor of Computer Science at Yale University

Carl-Gustaf Lundin, Head, IUCN Global Marine Programme

Peter R. Haje, Former General Counsel and Executive Vice President Time-Warner

Gus Speth, Dean, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Numerous youth are serving as advisors.

Additional advisors serve for special projects.






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