Chris Schueler has created over 100 television programs in the past 20 years that have garnered 19 Emmy® Awards and have been broadcast throughout the country and around the world. Focusing on educational and social issues, Mr. Schueler has over two decades of experience in youth programming, cultural and social documentaries, and family series television all geared to create “Television to Touch the Heart.” His clients have ranged from the United Nations to the PBS network to the CBS Network Foundation.
Mr. Schueler is the creator of the nationally-syndicated teen news project “News 101,” a program that trains teenagers to produce television news for local network affiliates. His company also produced the internationally-syndicated animal adventure television series “Wild’s Life.”
His documentary projects have explored important issues ranging from homelessness to solutions to global warming which have aired on PBS, The Learning Channel, The Classroom Channel, and over 100 domestic markets as well as 35 countries. In addition to the United States, filming locations have included Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Central America and Africa. Documentaries focusing on the environment, health and social issues, and Native American challenges have raised public awareness and also impacted public policy nationally and internationally.
Most recently he has created social marketing and outreach campaigns involving extensive use of the media to address issues including underage drinking, domestic and dating violence, youth suicide, illegal prescription drug use, curing paralysis and family mental health issues. Each of these projects included organizing partnerships with non-profit stake holders, government entities and private businesses. These documentaries and community outreach projects included not only broadcast of the programs in prime time, but also curriculum guides, Town Hall meetings, specialized educational videos, and internet components including live web cam interaction and discussion groups as well as cell phone text messaging.
Due to the quality of his work, Mr. Schueler has been honored to be on the Grand Jury for the New York Festivals and, in the past decade, he has been nominated for over 50 Emmy © Awards.
Other honors include:
* The Grand Award for Programming at the New York Festivals;
* Two International Iris Awards;
* The National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting;
* Two CBS network awards for Excellence in Community Service;
* Two Service to Children’s Television Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters; and
* The Parents’ Choice Award.
The company’s programs have also won several Telly Awards, and The National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs has named Chris Schueler national “Innovator of the Year.”