While studying social relations at Harvard in the late 1960s, Terry McNally founded an alternative high school and ran a camp for chronic schizophrenics. He later produced and directed futurist documentaries featuring Buckminster Fuller and Robert Theobald. In 1992 he was a producer of the BBC's Earth Summit special Greenbucks. As an actor he's appeared in over a hundred plays, films, and television shows. He was murdered on Matlock, Dallas, Knot's Landing, The Young and the Restless, and Battle Beyond the Stars.
McNally is writer and producer of the classic novelty record Julie Brown's Goddess in Progress, which was voted #4 EP in Village Voice's 1985 critics' poll. He directed the music video of the prescient Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun, featuring frequent CWA attendee Stuart Schoffman as a slain math teacher. He was also a writer and producer of the 1989 cult comedy film Earth Girls are Easy, ready to be an Off-Broadway musical.
He consults on message and media, and speaks nationally on strategic communications and the power of story. McNally is co-author with Hyla Cass of Kava: Nature's Answer to Stress, Anxiety, and Insomnia, and he is currently at work on a book which uses the window of health to focus attention on the root causes of our ills.
On Los Angeles radio and the web, McNally interviews individuals he believes have pieces of the puzzle of a world that just might work.