in the news
While walking, it was my goal to conduct as many newspaper, radio, magazine, podcast, and television interviews as possible to share my mission. However, since I quickly walked out of one town to the next, I rarely was privy to the results. Below is just a sampling of media coverage from the Happiness Walk.
Boston Chronicle - WCVB Channel 5
Shrewsbury, MA - October 29, 2019
When I walked through my childhood town just miles from my end-point in Boston, I was met by friends and family and this Boston Chronicle team. Watch here.
Hallmark Channel - Home & Family Show
Los Angeles, CA - March 12, 2019
I've never felt so short standing next to Hallmark Channel's Home & Family co-hosts Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison. View episode here.
KMVT News - Channel 11
Twin Falls, ID - October 30, 2018
"Woman travels across the nation to research happiness, stops in Twin Falls" reads the headlines. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Lake City Reporter - Measuring GNH
Lake City, FL - September 17, 2015
As publisher of the local newspaper, Robert was so enamored with the Happiness Walk, he replace a front-page article on Pope Francis' visit with this.
Live Happy - Walking the Talk
March 12, 2015
There are few partners more matched to the Happiness Walk's mission than Live Happy magazine. To read the article, click here.
AZ Central - A Part of USA Today
Phoenix, AZ - October 27, 2016
Woman on an 8,000-mile trek for 'happiness' reaches Phoenix, read the headlines as the walk marked 4,000 miles. Read the full article here.
Lift Economy Podcast Live
Berkeley, CA - November 21, 2017
My podcast conversation with the amazing Andrew Baskin can now be found on Next Economy Now which highlights leaders with whole-systems thinking.
Following in the Spirit of Peace Pilgrim
Friends of Peace Pilgrim - Winter 2017
On November 21 2016, our Peace Pilgrim-inspired Happiness Walker friend Paula Francis dipped her toe into the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, CA ... more
The Platteville Journal
Platteville, WI - August 15, 2019
Editor Steve Prestegard writes "Francis is part of an organization called Gross National Happiness USA, whose goal is “increasing personal ... continue here
Montpelier, VT - October 6, 2014
In 2014, this photo won Global Vision Institute's UN Change Agent Award. Vermont Digger, a home-state news outlet, later reports on the 2014 Happiness Walk.
Stamford, CT - September 15, 2012
Martin Cassidy quickly grasped the importance of the Happiness Walk's mission by zeroing in on our collective values. Read his article here.
The Tidewater News - Are You Happy?
Franklin, VA - November 2014
When people in Franklin think about happiness, Henry Scott of Franklin Signature Youth Program said its often conveyed in material things, such as a car ... more
Radio Cafe - Talk Radio
Santa Fe, NM - May 25, 2016
Mary Charlotte expertly hosts a thought-provoking, community-minded talk radio show. Ginny Sassaman joined me as we talked about happiness. Listen here.
Lake Charles, LA - February 9, 2016
As I paraded with some locals in Lafayette followed by KATC News, Louisiana coveted 5 of the top 10 happiest towns. American Press reports a few days later.
KIEM - Channel 3 News
Eureka, CA - March 27, 2018
Reporter Dru Miller began a standard interview. Then he stayed 4 more hours talking and introducing me to people for me to interview. See the article here.
El Defensor Chieftain Newspaper
Socorro, NM - September 2016
While walking west on Route 60 towards Magdalene, a car pulled over and Chuck Baker jumped out running at us with a camera. He explained that he and ... more
Seward County Independent
Seward, NE - July 17, 2019
My diary starts, "I only walked a few miles and my body said stop. The heat is intense." Thank goodness Jared Long came along for a delightful interview. Read here.