Studio46 Media worked with Hudsun Media to serve as on-site video production for the May 26th, 2020 episode of the Mike Rowe hosted show Returning the Favor on Facebook Watch. The episode, which debuted on the platform on May 26th, 2020, focused on the story of veteran and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chaplain, Darren Atkins. While continuing to maintain his full-time job, Atkins has spent his free time volunteering to provide meals for his fellow veterans at the VFW Post 5829. In order to thank him for his dedication and service, Mike Rowe and the community of Whitesburg, KY honored Darren Atkins on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 with events that were chronicled on the episode.
As of June 15, 2020, the episode, which has received rave reviews from viewers, has surpassed more than 1,000,000 views on the platform. “It is exciting to see that so many people have connected with Darren Atkins’ story, and we are honored that we had the opportunity to play a role in telling it,” said Studio46 Media On-Site Coordinating Producer, Charles Thompson. Director of Studio46 Media, Bryan Dowell, added, “We are excited to see the viewership continue to grow, and we are thrilled that Darren’s story is being told. Hopefully those who get a chance to see the episode will come away inspired and serve their communities in a similar way.
The episode is available on Facebook Watch, as well as the video player included in this post. Returning the Favor continues to release new episodes every Tuesday.