Dear Open to Hope Friends:

I wanted to let you know that my first book, FATHERLOSS, has been turned into a PBS special!

The half-hour program will premiere this Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in Kentucky only. It will then be marketed to PBS stations around the country to air before Father’s Day 2010.

The PBS producer, Dave Shuffett, does an outstanding job capturing the emotions that sons experience following the death of a father. In the show, he tells his own powerful father-loss story. Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Joel Pett also shares his story of father-loss in the video.

If you do not live in Kentucky, and would like a copy of the video before it airs in your area, you can order the video on my website ( ). If you’d like to help bring the show to your PBS station, please e-mail me directly ( and I’ll let you know how to help.

Finally, if you are on Facebook and we are not connected there yet, please friend me!

Here’s the schedule for the show in Kentucky
Saturday, June 20, at 8 pm Eastern on KET1
Sunday, June 21, at 4:30 pm Eastern on KET1
Sunday, June 21, at 7 pm Eastern on KET2



Neil Chethik

Neil Chethik is an author, speaker and expert specializing in men's lives and family issues. He is the author of two acclaimed books: VoiceMale: What Husbands Really Think About Their Marriages, Their Wives, Sex, Housework and Commitment (Simon & Schuster 2006), and FatherLoss: How Sons of All Ages Come To Terms With the Deaths of Their Dads (Hyperion 2001). Previously, Neil was a staff reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and San Jose Mercury News, and writer of VoiceMale, the first syndicated column on men's personal lives. His writings have appeared in hundreds of print and web publications. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, Ky., where he lives with his wife, Kelly Flood, and son, Evan. Reach Neil at: 121 Arcadia Park Lexington Ky. 40503 859-361-1659 Neil appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” with Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley to discuss “Men and Loss.” To hear Neil being interviewed on this show, click on the following link:

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