Faith, Media and Culture

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: Continuing my list of the 25 Most Inspiring/Feel-Good TV series in the history of broadcast television… The rules: Each show chosen has to have aired for free (the way TV should be), feature ongoing characters, have a positive theme and, especially, be liked by me.…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: Continuing my list of the 25 Most Inspiring/Feel-Good TV series in the history of broadcast television… The rules: Each show chosen has to have aired for free (the way TV should be), feature ongoing characters, have a positive theme and, especially, be liked by me.…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: It’s the dog days of summer in a year that will go down as one of the stressful in modern American history. Between the pandemic, crippled economy, soaring crime rates and a media and politicians that seem more intent on fanning racial and cultural divides…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: Fox News Channel will broadcast a one-hour special entitled One Nation hosted by Lawrence Jones this Sunday night (7/26) at 10:00 PM ET.  The program will examine the state of race relations in the United States from the perspectives of civil rights activists, legislators, law…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: New movies are back (maybe). With rereleases of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Black Panther (2018), Inside Out (2015), Jurassic Park (1993) and The Goonies (1985) making up the top five films at the (largely drive-in) box office last week, traditional theater goers accustomed to…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: A time to heal. As I wrote last time, in 2020 America desperately needs a Healing Agenda to treat our national auto-immune dis-ease brought on by a steady cultural, media and political diet of inflammatory negative energy – the symptoms of which are various combinations…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: What’s wrong with US? Over the years I’ve faced bouts of depression related to religion that probably – at least in part – are traceable to my childhood years falling asleep on a cot in my parents’ bedroom while – as my father worked the…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: Why can’t our politicians and media speak like this? When I first saw this ad last night, I had no idea what Masimo was or what it did but the message genuinely floored me. This is the optimism and self-image our nation needs right now. We’re…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: IMHO Honor all black lives. I write this two days after the funeral of George Floyd, the African-American man brutally murdered at the knee of a psychotic Minneapolis cop. It’s also the day after the funeral for David Dorn, the retired police commander senselessly slain…

Here’s the latest from the crossroads of faith and media: Five questions for Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt Growing up in South Carolina, Ainsley Earhardt originally wanted to be an orthodontist but eventually realized that it wasn’t the career for her. After some reflection, she enrolled in USC’s journalism school. She graduated and went…

John W. Kennedy
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John W. Kennedy

John W. Kennedy, a practicing Catholic, is the founder and Dir. of Development of The Creative Universe Entertainment™, a media consultation and development company focusing on the creation, development and support of high-quality mainstream entertainment that upholds positive timeless values such as faith in a loving God, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, tolerance, wisdom, courage, self-confidence tempered with humility, personal responsibility and the all-important ability to resist hypocrisy and laugh at our own human foibles.

Current projects include "Bryant Park" (an uplifting romantic-comedy), "The Tommie Scott Story" (based on the inspirational biography) and "Photo Finish" (a sci-fi TV pilot). He has written over 100 children's novels based on episodes of the Cartoon Network series "Ben 10", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien", "Ben 10: Omniverse" and "Generator Rex" among others. He also writes Beliefnet’s "Faith, Media & Culture" blog and has discussed the topic as a guest on several radio broadcasts.

Previously, he has produced successful news and talk programming for CNN, Fox News, Pax TV and SiriusXM. Over the years, his notable interviews and/or bookings have included such diverse personalities as Sean Astin, Corbin Bernsen, Brian Bird, James Brolin, Kirk Cameron, Deepak Chopra, Sandy Duncan, Roma Downey, Robert Duvall, Emilio Estevez, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Garcia, Carla Gugino, movie-star-turned-Catholic nun Mother Dolores Hart, Patricia Heaton, Lee Iacocca, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Michael Landon, Jr., Pattie Mallete (Justin Bieber’s mother), B.B. King, Colin Powell, Dennis Prager, Rick Santorum, Martin Sheen, Kevin Sorbo, Della Reese, Christopher Reeve, Robert and Robert A. Schuller, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Voight, Martha Williamson and countless others.

Specialties: Script Writing, Movie/TV Novelizations & Adaptations, TV Content Creation and Development, Creative Consultation. Producing and Booking News and Talk shows

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