Robert G. Rose (Rob) is a media
entrepreneur, travel and video journalist, creator, producer, and host of the
long-running "RawTravel TV," an authentic,
socially aware travel TV show.
his media career, he has created a tapestry of content while producing socially
conscious "media that matters." His mantra of "empathy equals
strength" is displayed throughout his work.
created his production and distribution company, Artist and Idea Management (AKA AIM Tell-A-Vision
Group), in 2000. In 2010, he
took a sabbatical to live and travel abroad. This life-changing experience
inspired him to develop "RawTravel TV."
Raw Travel is in its eleventh season. It is exhibited each weekend in 185
cities in 97% of the United States via local broadcast TV affiliates (CBS, NBC,
ABC, Fox, etc.) and several international territories, airlines, and select
Rob has traveled to scores of
challenging and potentially politically charged destinations to film, including
Haiti, Cuba, China, and Vietnam (all while undercover), Colombia, Georgia
(including the Russian-occupied territory of Ossetia), and Russia (2010). But
it was his visits to Ukraine that would most dramatically change his
perspective and inspire him to become an outspoken supporter of Ukraine in its
existential struggle against Russian aggression.
first visited Ukraine in 2012. He returned twice more in 2019 to film episodes
for Raw Travel, introducing his viewers to the culture and beauty of Ukraine
and its struggle to be free. It was in 2019 that he met Anastasia Zui, a talented cinematographer and now a regular member
of the Raw Travel crew. Anastasia is a twice-displaced refugee from the Donbas region. Her story has been featured on the show to
educate viewers on the recent history of Russia's illegal breach of Ukraine's
Soon after the full invasion,
Rob rushed to edit an episode entitled "Let Freedom Ring in Ukraine," complete with themed T-shirts and
merchandise, to help raise awareness and funds for Ukraine. In the summer of
2022, Anastasia and Rob traveled together into Western and Central Ukraine to
film an episode entitled "Steadfast
in Ukraine" to give
viewers insight into the toll the invasion was taking and to encourage them to
be "steadfast" in their support.
In the summer of 2023, Rob
returned to Ukraine for over a month and collaborated with Anastasia to film
more. They embedded themselves with soldiers and American and UK Volunteers in
Eastern and Southern Ukraine, such as Kherson, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and more. The forthcoming four-part documentary
series "My Summer in
Ukraine" is based on
this trip and will premiere on TV stations nationwide beginning April 27th and 28th, 2024. The redesigned website, RawTravelUkraine.com, aspires to help educate viewers and inspire them
with ways they can take action to support Ukraine.
Rob is unapologetically
supportive of Ukraine's right to be free. He hopes to Raw Travel to continue
raising funds and awareness to help the people of Ukraine. In addition to Raw
Travel, Rob is an Associate Producer of the upcoming biographical film "BUCHA." His company is also the US distributor for the
documentary "The Long
Break Up" by Ukrainian
writer, filmmaker and Forbes editor, Katya Soldak.
not filming, fundraising, or advocating for Ukraine, he reads voraciously,
screens documentaries, consults, volunteers, blogs, and runs a small digital
record label, "Punk Outlaw Records." He is a published writer,
featured speaker at various travel, media, and tradeshows, and a member of
numerous media and travel trade organizations.