Do You Believe in Second Chances?

“This is a show with the potential to impact millions of people.” Kurt Warner

Do you believe in second chances? If you talk with former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, you will believe in the impossible. A two-time MVP, the father of seven holds the second most career passing yards in Super Bowl history with 1,156 and is considered to be the best undrafted player in league history. His story didn’t have a rosy start. Originally inked by the Packers in 1994, Warner was competing for a roster spot with Brett Favre, and was released before Opening Day. Without a team, Warner stocked the shelves and bagged groceries at a Midwest supermarket chain in Cedar Falls making under six-dollars an hour.

With no leads, the signal-caller joined the Arena Football League (1995-1998) with the Iowa Barnstormers and overseas with the Amsterdam Admirals. A year later, he wore a St. Louis Rams jersey taking them to Super Bowl XXXIV. He later joined the New York Giants and led the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl berth. Warner also worked off the field serving the community by promoting Christian values and programs. He started the First Things First charity to help single mothers obtain homeownership, sponsor trips for sick children to Disney World as well as holding annual coat drives.


After completing his 12-year career in 2009, Warner joined "Dancing with the Stars" and will host a new reality series on the USA Network “The Moment,” which premieres on April 11th.

Why would Warner desire to become a television host? Warner, 41, was pitched the idea a couple years ago—the show was as natural to him as his testimony of “Everyone deserves a second chance.”

“It was really an easy sell for me. If you know my career, it really took a second chance for me and someone kind of stepping out and giving me a second opportunity for me to experience the success that I had.” said Warner.

“The Moment” will follow nine people for a second chance to follow their dreams. There will be a two-week boot camp from mentors to prepare them for their dream career interview or audition. Friends or family nominate the participants based on their personal story and the reason why they need a second opportunity to achieve their dream. The cast range in age, backgrounds and careers.

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Corine Gatti
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