Ted Danson, star of TV’s hit series Cheers has since become an ocean activist.
“We are at a tipping point with our oceans,” he said in an appearance on NBC’s Today Show.
In his new book Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, Danson describes his journey from his days as a star on Cheers, to his role as one of the world’s leading ocean activists.
From the Amazon.com product description:
Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming global catastrophe—the massive destruction of our planet’s oceanic biosystems and the complete collapse of the world’s major commercial fisheries.
In Oceana, Danson details his journey from joining a modest local protest in the mid-1980s to oppose offshore oil drilling near his Southern California neighborhood to his current status as one of the world’s most influential oceanic environmental activists, testifying before congressional committees in Washington, D.C., addressing the World Trade Organization in Zurich, Switzerland, and helping found Oceana, the largest organization in the world focused solely on ocean conservation.
On March 15, Danson appeared on numerous TV shows including the Today Show among others, talking about his new book and his years as bar owner Sam Malone on Cheers.