Famous vegetarians are not only superstars like Paul McCartney and beloved writers like Alice Walker, but satirical animated characters found on TV who live by the motto WWAGD (“What Would Al Gore Do?”).
That motto belongs to none other than The Goode Family, a rather politically correct family that feeds their dog Che vegan stew and drives a hybrid. While discussing things like melting icecaps and usage of soy enemas, the Goodes show their kids how to make a difference in the world by adopting a highway.
The show, by the creator of Beavis and Butthead, was on ABC before switching to Comedy Central for awhile, and is supposed to come out on DVD. NPR gave the show a negative review, but I enjoyed watching it on YouTube.
Another cool thing to check out in the media – this one with real people – is Vegan Hotspot. In the new series, the host meets with a celebrity (who is typically vegetarian or vegan) and dines on delicious vegan food at a restaurant. Episode one is with Robin Quivers, co-host of the Howard Stern show. Upcoming episodes include Fran Costigan, “the diva of dairy-free desserts,” Moby and Heather Mills, among others.
The Executive Producer is filmmaker Betsy Carson, the co-creator of Delicious TV’s public television cooking show Totally Vegetarian, which emphasizes local produce and easy preparation, and the vegan recipe podcast VegEZ, one of the top 10 food podcasts on iTunes for three years.
VegTV also often interviews famous vegetarians. Look for clips of Alicia Silverstone, Charlotte Ross and others.