March 1, 2014, Wayne Dyer’s newest Public Television special— I Can See Clearly Now, based on his riveting new memoir of the same title—will begin airing on PBS stations across the country. It’s hard to believe that more than 15 years have passed since Wayne created his very first fund-raising program that was syndicated nationally for public television—with his executive producer Niki Vettel and Hay House.
Wayne has always been a fan of PBS. His kids grew up watching Sesame Street and he loved watching the inspiring shows, especially when Leo Buscaglia was on. Wayne used to say that when he watched Leo, he wanted to jump through the television screen and just hug this man. Leo’s words deeply touched him. Wayne said he could feel Leo’s enthusiasm and “the God within” that he possessed.
In a recent email, Hay House President and CEO, Reid Tracy said that when he sat in the audience during the taping of Wayne’s latest special, I Can See Clearly Now, and looked in the faces of the people around him, he could see how Wayne was having the same effect. He was truly speaking from his soul and his “God within.”
As you watch this new special when it airs next month, you’ll learn why Wayne felt the calling at an early age to reach out and touch the spiritual consciousness of humanity through the medium of television.
Just about the time that Wayne was ready to explore new ways to reach more people with his message, the Universe was listening and he received a letter from producer Niki Vettel about doing a show for public television. For the first special, they arranged to record two one-hour programs, the first one based on Wayne’s book, Manifest Your Destiny (The show was titled How To Get What You Really, Really, Really, Really Want), and the second one on his then newest release, Wisdom of the Ages.
The regular PBS specials airing at the time were only an hour long, but Wayne’s programs were so popular that the stations started running them back to back. For the following specials, Wayne began taping two-hour programs and after that, they added another hour. No one had ever recorded a three-hour special for public television before.
When these shows aired, audiences looked forward to seeing Wayne during the pledge breaks when he visited the local stations. Over the years, Wayne made more than 200 appearances and visited virtually every PBS station in the country.
To help fund-raising efforts, Wayne came up with an idea to offer a large selection of thank-you gifts for the people who contributed when his specials aired. He and Reid worked together to create a bundle of his books and tapes and related products from Hay House. Wayne coined a name for this gift, “The Whole Enchilada,” and offered it to anyone who contributed a dollar a day for public broadcasting in America.
To date, there have been more than 90,000 airings of Wayne’s Public Television specials. Wayne, who has become known as Mr. PBS, is very proud, as is everyone at Hay House, that in the last decade he has raised more than $150 million for Public Television.
Wayne is the first author that Hay House partnered with to be on Public Television, and since then, Hay House has collaborated with many other authors to continue to touch the consciousness of the world with empowering messages of hope, flourishing health, abundance and love.
Check your local PBS TV listings for the stations, days and times on which the show will air. Typically PBS rebroadcasts such specials many times optimize access for as many viewers as possible.