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The Goal of Positive Television
The goal of Positive Television is to create a television network, which will generate publicity for the many groups already making positive change and to assist developing groups and individuals flourish. Prabhat's belief is that there are already many positive things being done all around the world, so televising charity related programs and events should inspire more people to get involved. Prabhat has said, "People have a fascination with all aspects of celebrity life, so I wanted to create a network that focuses on the giving done by celebrities and use that celebrity power for the highest good."

He is deeply committed to making this network happen and feels that it can be a major tool for improving the lives of people around the world. He has assembled a staff of friends, family, and excited new friends that believe in this network. We at Positive Television believe that people who learn about the goals of this network will want to be involved and we hope you are as passionate about this idea as we are and you decide to get involved.


Prabhat Gautam, CEO
Prabhat has had a strong desire to be involved in issues such as world hunger, homelessness, finding cures to diseases, promoting organ, tissue, and bone marrow donation, and building hospitals in under-developed countries. He spent much of his time in college volunteering with a local community television station and produced and hosted programs that worked to raise awareness about issues that matter to young adults.

Prabhat has since continued his commitment to volunteerism with his work with the Center for the Advancement of Nonviolence, Doctors Without Borders, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Heart Association, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Liberty Hill Foundation, Giving Back Fund, Salvation Army, Project Angel Food, ACLU, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, AmeriCorps, Dream Center, PETA, Humane Society of the United States, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Children's Wish Foundation. When asked about his volunteerism, he says, "Each experience has been rewarding, but I know I need to do so much more." His desire is to create something that will highlight the good that is going on in the world with the hope that more people will get involved in making even greater good happen.

Prabhat has believed in volunteering his time and working to promote charities since he was a youngster in Oklahoma. In 1993, his father died from a heart attack at the age of 49. Prabhat was only 16 years old and this loss took him on a journey where he would be consumed with trying to figure out ways to eliminate preventable death. In 2001, Prabhat was given the honor of donating bone marrow to a 16 year old girl named Anka, who had Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. Sadly, she would die one year later, but her life and death would become the focus of Prabhat's life's work. Two months after the loss of Anka, Prabhat experiences loss again with the death of Rachel, an 18 year old child whose wish he worked on as a Make A Wish Foundation volunteer. The losses of Rachel and Anka still motivate him to work towards finding a cure for cancer and all other causes of premature death.

In September of 2001, Prabhat was visiting his sister in New York and was scheduled to fly back to Los Angles on September 11, 2001. He often tells a story about what it is like to see that city for the first time during that trip and within a couple days seeing a city that is completely devastated. Prabhat felt great sadness for all those who lost their lives that day and says that he can' t ever go forward without looking back and realizing how lucky he was and now he has a responsibility to use his life to help everyone he possibly can.




POSITIVE TELEVISION ADVISORY BOARD
Jane Slater
Jane Slater has her Bachelor's in International Relations from Connecticut College. In 2005, she moved from Cape Cod to San Francisco to get involved in San Francisco thriving nonprofit sector. Jane is currently a full-time fundraiser for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and a volunteer for Neighbors without Borders. Jane s nonprofit voyage began in Managua Nicaragua as a volunteer for Casa Alianza, a residential center for street children. In her spare time Jane is often found dancing.
Nicole Cates
Nicole Cates has her Bachelor of Arts from Oral Roberts University. She enjoys volunteering at local churches and theatres as well as teaching theatre to 7th and 8th grade students in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Nicole is especially concerned about issues relating to poverty and women's rights.
Dipa Gautam
Dipa Gautam Thakar was born and raised in Oklahoma. She earned her Master's in Public Health (MPH) in Health Education at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 2001. During her college years she was very active with the American Red Cross, Oklahoma SAFE Kids Coalition, local hospitals, the Indian Student Association, and other campus organizations. She has worked for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as an Assistant Resource Development & Proposal Services coordinator. In 2002 Dipa became a part of the CDC funded Heart of OKC Project for teen pregnancy prevention at Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (a nonprofit organization voicing the needs of Oklahoma's children). Currently Dipa lives in Chicago with her husband and their two children.