SQuire Rushnell–yes, capital Q–has set himself aside from others throughout his four-decade career in television and radio. As one of the most compelling spokespersons from the communications industry, he has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News Channel, Nightline, NBC Nightly News and CBS Early Morning. Rushnell has also been seen nationally on The 700 Club, The Crystal Cathedral’s Hour Of Power, and Life Today with James Robison.
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 fathered the acclaimed Schoolhouse Rock series and ABC After School Specials capturing 75 Emmy Awards. Leaving his position as a cable network TV President/CEO after the tragic events of nine-eleven, Rushnell is now a dynamic, inspirational/motivational speaker sought by corporations and associations.
He is the bestselling author of the word-of-mouth phenomena When God Winks: How The Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life (Simon & Schuster/Atria, October 2002) and When God Winks On Love (Simon & Schuster/Atria, February 2004). Rushnell’s newest book is When GOD Winks At You.
Oprah Winfrey, in a televised tour of her home, lifted Rushnell’s book from a stack of favorites on her bedside table, saying, “I have When God Winks. I love that…stories about how there are no coincidences in life.”
Rushnell has been called “America’s Encourager” because of the compellingly hopeful and encouraging stories in his books. The Seven Steps To BE GREAT, his motivational book published in association with XanGo, America’s fastest growing nutritional beverage company, sold out its entire first printing in one hour following his uplifting presentation at the company’s annual convention.
Rushnell is a riveting story-teller and frequently appears with his wife, the multi-talented comedic-impressionist Louise DuArt. They receive rave reviews for their popular presentation An Evening of Music, Inspiration & Comedy! Louise DuArt stars in a touring show with Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, and hosts a daily talkshow for the ABC Family Channel. The popular husband and wife duo also have a corporate presentation called Music, Motivation & Comedy and a relationship program titled Everything I KNow About Wreaking Relationships… I Learned In My Last Marriage!
In addition to four When GOD Winks books, Mr. Rushnell authored the children’s book The Kingdom Chums Adventures (Word 1985) which fostered ABC TV specials, and he collaborated on the widely circulated college textbook Broadcast/Cable Programming.