The "Positive Spin" Television Program

"Positive Spin" is a news and public affairs television program that promotes positive, innovative and solution oriented news from around the world. The program is a media project of Unity Foundation, a non-profit organization with a 33 year history of promoting world peace, cooperation and unity through the production of special educational and cultural events, media campaigns, television programming and local community events.

"Positive Spin" has been airing for the past 10 years. The program airs nationally on FreespeechTV on the DISH Satellite Network (up to ten times each month.) The DISH Satellite Network has 30 million homes as subscribers. In addition, FreeSpeechTV is carried on 183 cable access stations throughout the United States.

The show's format features Bill McCarthy, as the Host, introducing segments on national and local issues. The program also features UN and Foreign Affairs Correspondent Kim Weichel, introducing segments on the United Nations and international concerns. The show's Youth Correspondent, Tracey Quesada highlights issues of concern to youth and children.

The program includes public service announcements promoting the important work of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and socially responsible businesses that are creating positive social change in the world.

The show's segments focus on: 1.) solutions to local, national, and international problems; 2.) programs and projects that build sustainable communities; 3.) youth and children's perspectives on creating a better world; 4.) innovators in the performing and visual arts; and 5.) positive uses of new communications technologies.

"Positive Spin" has showcased a number of special presentations including: A Tribute to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the Staff of the United Nations in recognition of their receiving the Centennial Nobel Peace Prize, Produced by Unity Foundation; the San Francisco Premiere of Emmy Award Winning Director Dan Arden's environmental film "A Quiet Revolution", narrated by Meryl Streep: the Turner Broadcasting Systems film "One Child, One Voice" by Producer, Barbara Pyle. The film features the music of Kenny Loggins; the official documentary of the United Nations 60th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco, Produced by Unity Foundation; a television documentary of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's first public address and interview in San Francisco following his election as Secretary-General, Produced by Unity Foundation; and featured films from the United Nations Association Film Festival.

Thank you for your interest in Unity Foundation's "Positive Spin" television program.


Bill McCarthy
Producer and Host
(310) 450-5592

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