Positively Palm Springs -New Television Show Debuts KMIR Saturday 6:30 PM
Positively Palm Springs is a weekly 1/2 hour show shot entirely on location throughout our beautiful Coachella Valley. Each week we will showcase our community's Shining Stars, Hometown Heroes and Parties with a Purpose.
With over 800 non-profits in the valley, there is no shortage of heartwarming and important stories to share with our audience of people helping other people. Simple acts of kindness. Paying it forward.
From the teen volunteers who help stock shelves and serve meals at the CV Rescue Mission to the seniors who read to children struggling with literacy to the accomplished artists sharing their passions with young minds who've never heard a symphony or seen a live performance to desert locals helping physically and mentally challenged adults ride a horse for physical therapy or dance or paint. It's all about shining a light on what's good about our community, not just headline news.
Each week our profiles will be filmed around our community with everyday people sharing their stories and we will encourage viewers to share their own experiences of giving back. We will also shine a light on some of the desert's most influential and powerful residents who have made giving back their life's passion. Why? What drives them? How we can join them?
Behind every volunteer there is a story. We will tell those stories and in turn we will inspire new heroes to emerge. More than ever, television audiences need alternative programming. Positively PALM SPRINGS will uplift, enlighten, encourage and inspire.
Meet The Positively PALM SPRINGS team:
Sandie Newton, Host: A Portland Oregon native, Sandie moved to NYC to attend college and started modeling and appearing in commercials. She moved to Los Angeles and got her first break in broadcasting as the co-host of FOX’s “PM Magazine.” She went on to host “Hollywood Insider” on USA Network for 6 years and appeared as a regular contributor on the nationally syndicated “Hour Magazine” and “Great Weekend.”
She became the entertainment reporter and film critic for KCAL in Los Angeles for 4 years and received 2 Emmy nominations and one Los Angeles Press Club Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1991, she was hired as one of the original anchors for E! Entertainment Television where she was nominated for a Cable Ace Award for “Extreme Close-Up”. Two years later, NBC hired her for the network daytime celebrity interview show “One on One” with John Tesh. While at NBC, she hosted “The Hollywood Report” with Wayne Rogers on AMC and became the national anchor for “Primetime Tonight” until 1998, when she moved to Dallas with her family.
Sandie became the Arts and Entertainment Reporter at the CBS O&O station in Dallas. While at CBS 11, Sandie was nominated for two local Emmys. She won a Katie Award in 2007 for a five part series on Dr. Phil and was honored by the Los Angeles Press Club for its very first National Entertainment Journalist Award in 2008. She was given another nod for the same coveted award in 2009. Sandie remained at CBS11 for 14 years until a national television opportunity came up in 2012.
Currently Sandie is in her fifth season hosting HOLLYWOOD STEALS on the Hallmark Channel's highly successful and #1 rated daytime show, Home & Family.
Leanna Bonamici, Producer/Director. 18 years of Producing and Directing all varieties of television, film, video and new media projects here in the Coachella Valley. She has created, produced and aired over 40 hours of television, throughout Southern California and National. She is the Founder of Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, the 38th Chapter of Women in Film and Television International. She is extremely active in the Community supporting DIGICOM, The Cathedral City HS DATA Program as well as Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and Angel View.
Warren Jones. The Jones Group, Executive Producer has been producing very high-end live events in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley for over 20 years including Bighorn BAM and The Shops on El Paseo Oscar Party. His many clients come from New York, Beverly Hills and International.
Kip Serafin, The Kip Group, Locations 760, Executive Producer is one of the highest regarded Location Scouts in the Coachella Valley and beyond. He works with several high-profile properties for photo/film/tv shoots and events including the Lautner, The Dinah Shore Palm Springs Estate, and many others. One of his biggest coups was securing the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate for the Louis Vuitton Fashion Show and front-cover magazine shoots from all parts international. Kip is also a Relational Marketing expert and will handle our Sponsor Packaging.
To be a part of Positively Palm Springs, please contact us at: (760) 424-5600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org