Press Release: Ernie Anastos, seeing a need across the country for programming that is equally  uplifting and inspiring, has developed Positively America With Ernie Anastos that does both and will initially premiere this fall nationally via Gray Television’s owned and operated (O&Os) network of affiliated stations in 113 markets. The series marks a return to TV for Anastos, the widely recognized, iconic, multiple Emmy Award-winning news anchor who viewers embraced for decades due to his sincere delivery and enthusiastic personality.

“It’s the right time. My passion has always been to inform, educate and inspire people with a sense of purpose. It’s a strong commitment that now expands to a national audience and I’m very excited,” emphasizes Anastos. Since leaving the WNYW-TV anchor desk, he decided to further his education by studying at Harvard Business School.  Then motivated by his love for the TV medium, began developing the nationally-syndicated series.

Greg Conklin, Corporate Director of Programming for Gray Television, says, “We’re happy to welcome Ernie and Positively America With Ernie Anastos to our fall lineup. He brings a successful track record of major market television experience and plenty of fresh ideas to viewers everywhere. We’re very enthusiastic about his enthusiasm and his concept for and approach to the new show.”

The weekly format offers up Ernie’s personal brand of interaction with notable personalities and experts with new insights and a breadth of helpful information regarding today’s lifestyles. Personal celebrity interviews will range from singer Marie Osmond, sports legend Bob Costas and Extra TV host Jennifer Lahmers to filmmaker Ken Burns, HGTV host Alison Victoria, Major League Baseball manager Bobby Valentine, TV host Joan Lunden, celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich and Publisher Steve Forbes.

Regular show segments will focus on the latest trends in society, culture, family and relationships, education, health, fashion and consumer news, entertainment, technology and a look at the world of tomorrow. Additionally, viewers will enjoy Anastos’s motivational words and his popular on the-street interview style featuring a variety of engaging and fun questions. The series will also be interactive, capturing videos and comments from people all over the country, connecting with a variety of neighborhoods and communities for their positive stories.

“In a world of uncertainty and stressful times,” says Anastos, “people are searching for more positive information and reassuring voices. Positively America With Ernie Anastos will focus on good things happening in across America and help prove that optimism and hope are paving the way to an even brighter tomorrow.” As the author of books for young readers, Anastos will also soon begin appearing regularly on Wonderama, a popular and celebrated children’s TV show reaching 90-million households each week on 115 TV stations.

Positively America With Ernie Anastos is being supported by Regeneron (NASDAQ: REGN), a leading pharmaceutical company committed to community involvement to improve human life and ways to have a positive impact on society. Partnering with Ernie’s uplifting TV series is a key initiative reflecting Regeneron’s core values and philosophy of ‘Doing Well by Doing Good.’

Positively America With Ernie Anastos is produced by Ernie Anastos World Television, Inc., in association with Pettengill Productions, Inc. The show’s executive producer is Todd Pettengill, a longtime successful radio host in New York and Emmy Award-winning TV producer.