Explore is a philanthropic media organization

Detroit Celebrates the Future of the Auto Industry

Detroit is the past, present, and future of America. It’s where Henry Ford rose up to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century, revolutionizing industry and transforming the country’s landscape. The city’s Henry Ford Museum celebrates his entrepreneurial spirit and the soul of other forward thinkers like Rosa Parks; the museum restored


Photos from the Detroit Renaissance – Volume 2

Once the fastest growing cities in the United States, Detroit is now shrinking rapidly, a third of its residents having abandoned their town. Explore.org founder Charlie Annenberg traveled to the Motor City of famed but former glory and found life and renewal growing from the decayed ghost town. You can watch a short film about

immigration control

Two Sides of the Fence

In light of President Obama’s executive actions to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US from deportation, we’re featuring our short film “Two Sides of the Fence”, an exploration of two contrasting worlds separated by a chain link border, the United States and Mexico.

Chat with Charlie: Live Chat at Noon/3 PM Today!

What do you like about explore.org? What would you like to see on our site? We really want to hear from you!

Charlie And Lucky

A favorite shot of our founder Charlie Annenberg with his 15-year-old golden retriever Lucky. Charlie believes that dogs are guardians of the human spirit, and that the animal-human bond is powerful and healing.