KCTS 9, Seattle, Features The New Pioneers on The Monday, January 13, 2014 Episode of PIE; From the Producer of The Dog Whisperer

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What do you get when a model and actor give up their dream of Hollywood fame and fortune to raise their family in the simpler and saner environment of The Pacific Northwest? You get The New Pioneers.

Whitney Dineen, former plus-size model and goody-maker to the stars (http://www.WhitneysGoodies.com --boasting clients like Steven Spielberg, Kirstie Alley and Jerry Bruckhimer) and her tv/film actor husband Jimmy, join Whitney’s family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest to learn the ins and outs of homesteading life. They joke that they are a modern day Green Acres.

The Dineens, like so many others, yearn to get out of the hustle and bustle of city life and get back to the basics of living a simpler and more sustainable existence. Join them on their journey of meeting and learning from veteran farmers, homesteaders and like-minded people.

According to a University of Minnesota rural sociologist, people in their thirties and forties are migrating to rural counties and small communities. So much so that 1 in 5 of the 30-40 age group bracket live in a rural area today. Quality of life is sited as the number one reason; others are slower pace of life, safety and security and lower cost of living.

Sociologists coin this phenomenon “brain gain”- the flip-side of “brain drain” as college educated adults choose to establish themselves in rural communities rather than metro areas.

Producer, Sheila Emery, best known for her mega-hit The Dog Whisper says, “The New Pioneers are the new-wave American life. I am thrilled to be a part of bringing their story to the country!”

Executive producer and long-time veteran of Public Television John DeGraaf says, “The Dineens are truly an inspiration to me! I hope someday they'll have their own television show.”

The New Pioneers will be highlighted on KCTS 9, Seattle’s hit show PIE on Monday, January 13th at 10p.m. PST.

The New Pioneersblog can be found at http://www.TheNewPioneers.wordpress.com and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheNewPioneers.

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