SQuire Rushnell – yes, capital Q – has set himself aside from others throughout his four-decade career in television and radio.
As a veteran ABC Network Television executive, Rushnell led Good Morning America to number one, increasing ratings by 140% and growing annual profits to $40 million. While ABC Vice President Family Programs he was a father of the acclaimed Schoolhouse Rock series and ABC After School Specials capturing 75 Emmy Awards. After the tragic events of nine-eleven he left his six-year position as a cable network TV President/CEO to follow a life-long dream to be an author/inspirational speaker.
Today Rushnell is the bestselling author of the word-of-mouth phenomena When GOD Winks series including, When GOD Winks: How The Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life (Simon & Schuster 2002), When GOD Winks On Love (Simon & Schuster 2004), When GOD Winks At You, (Thomas Nelson 2006) and Couples Who Pray: The Most Intimate Act Between a Man and a Woman (Thomas Nelson 2008) co-authored with his wife, comedic-impressionist and TV host Louise DuArt.
Mr. Rushnell presents GODWINK STORIES, astonishing three-minute video vignettes from his When God Winks books for Beliefnet.com’s 3.5 million monthly users, updated twice-weekly. GODWINK STORIES are also shown on the Fox/NBC owned Hulu.
Called “An American Encourager” Rushnell is a riveting story-teller and frequently appears with his wife Louise DuArt, who toured for eight seasons with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. They meld their performances into “An Evening of Inspiration & Comedy” appearing at such venues as the 40 thousand seat Alamodome for Women Of Faith and for associations, conferences and megachurches across the country.
Mr. Rushnell is the producer of many innovative television programs including the animated musical programs teaching the values of the Ten Commandments based upon a children’s book he wrote, The Kingdom Chums (Word 1985). He also collaborated on the widely circulated college textbook Broadcast/Cable Programming.
He and his wife reside on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.