Kirk Cameron headlines PragerU’s new season of ‘Stories of Us,’ tells of finding stardom, love and identity amid pressures of Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD — One of PragerU’s most popular shows launched a new season Tuesday. The first episode, "Stories of Us: Kirk Cameron," highlights Cameron’s journey of achieving success as a child actor in Hollywood, falling in love on-set with his now wife of 30 years and the challenge of finding a life-giving source of identity in a hostile industry. Cameron is a television and film actor and producer best known for his role as “Mike Seaver” on ABC’s Growing Pains and work on films such as Fireproof and Unstoppable.
In the episode, Cameron reveals that success in the entertainment industry left him feeling unfulfilled and questioning his purpose in life. This led him on a journey to discover a relationship with God and find ultimate fulfillment in his faith and family.
“The same difficult challenges and influences of Hollywood that turn some people sour, and make them narcissistic and bitter and joyless and afraid to not fit in, is the same pressure that actually softened my heart and caused me to embrace gratitude and be thankful for the life that I have. I want to use my platform and this Hollywood industry to advance the good,” said Cameron. “If you don’t know what you’re made of, don’t look to your environment or your industry or other people to give you an identity.”
Since its debut in 2021, "Stories of Us" episodes have grown to average over 2.2 million views per episode and have helped increase overall female viewership to PragerU by 5%. Using powerful storytelling, Americans from all walks of life share their ideological awakenings and their deep appreciation for America.
Upcoming guests include:
Tim Ballard, Founder and President of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), fights against a multi-billion dollar human trafficking industry by shining a light on evil and imploring the public to return to America's biblical foundations
Yeonmi Park, North Korean defector and activist, shares her harrowing escape story and cautions Americans to see the early warning signs—here in America—of the communist nightmare she fled
Zuby Udezue, rapper, podcaster, and Oxford University graduate decided to never take the path of victimhood or compromise his values just to please the crowd
Garrett Powell, former Bachelorette contestant, speaks from personal experience about reality TV stardom and the dangers of social media
Sheila Nazarian, a Jewish Iranian refugee who became a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and Emmy nominated reality TV star on Netflix, never let the woke mob deter her from using her platform to advocate for truth
Marissa Streit, PragerU CEO, began her career as an educator where she saw firsthand how education actively undermines American values and decided to do something about it
PragerU encourages those who have powerful stories to submit them for consideration for use in future episodes of “Stories of Us.”
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