A New CPTV Original Documentary— Give It All Away: Newman’s Own Recipe for Success Traces Paul Newman’s Legacy of Giving
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Contact: Kathryn O’Neil
A New CPTV Original Documentary—
Give It All Away: Newman’s Own Recipe for Success Traces
Paul Newman’s Legacy of Giving
Premieres on CPTV on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 p.m., with repeats on Friday, December 20 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 22 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 29 at 11 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. (November 27, 2013) – Paul Newman’s legacy as a philanthropist is depicted in Give It All Away: Newman’s Own Recipe for Success, a new CPTV Original program premiering Tuesday, December 17 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), with repeats airing on Friday, December 20 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 22 at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 29 at 11 p.m.
Produced by CPTV, the half-hour documentary chronicles the path of the Newman’s Own Foundation food company – the highly regarded brainchild of Paul Newman – as it has evolved and provided millions of dollars for a variety of charities across the nation, including many from Connecticut.
The program features the evolution of several nonprofit organizations that have benefited from the generosity of Newman’s Own Foundation, proving that Newman’s legacy lives on today. The stories include those of:
· Shining Hope for Communities. Jessica Posner, a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, met Kennedy Odede while she was studying abroad in Kenya. At the time, Odede was trying to lift his community of Kibera out of poverty with what limited resources he had. The two joined forces to create Shining Hope for Communities, a grassroots movement that raises funds for community services. The organization has successfully built a school for girls, health care facilities and a water tower for the people of Kibera. Shining Hope for Communities works to create an innovative, ground-breaking global model for combating poverty and gender inequality.
· Wholesome Wave. Michel Nischan, celebrity chef, author and co-founder (with the late Paul Newman) of the Dressing Room restaurant in Westport, Connecticut, channeled his passion for food into Wholesome Wave. Based in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Wholesome Wave aims to make healthy food more accessible by connecting low-income people with local produce at farmers’ markets. By providing fruits and vegetables and doubling the value of food stamps for those purchasing local produce, Wholesale Wave fosters a link between local farmers and underserved communities.
· Fidelco. A wounded young soldier’s life was transformed by a guide dog provided by Fidelco, a Bloomfield, Connecticut-based organization that provides high-quality German shepherd guide dogs to people who are legally blind. Fidelco places particular emphasis on raising funds and providing guide dogs to returning war veterans who have lost their vision.
· Serious Fun. Based in Westport, Connecticut, Serious Fun is a global network of programs and camps for children with serious illnesses and their families. The Serious Fun network grew out of the original Hole in the Wall Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, which was started by Paul Newman.
“I am honored to be able to show these inspiring stories and to be part of the momentum of spreading Paul Newman’s legacy of giving,” said John O’Neill of Kinetic Media and co-producer and director of Give It All Away: Newman’s Own Recipe for Success.
Added Jerry Franklin, president and CEO of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, parent company of CPTV: “We are proud to showcase the work of Newman’s Own Foundation, which supports so many deserving organizations and people who want to make the world a better place. Having the opportunity to highlight charitable organizations in Connecticut is particularly rewarding.”
A CPTV Original –
Producer/Director: John O’Neill and Katie Warchut, Kinetic Media
Post Producer/Editor: Cathy Jackman
Executive Producer: Jennifer Boyd, CPTV
Writer: Rosemary Keogh O’Neill
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