(CNN) - Newt Gingrich, the subject of seemingly endless negative advertising in Iowa, will get some positive reinforcement on television this weekend when the conservative publication Newsmax airs a half-hour special promoting the candidate.
The "The Newsmax 2012 Election Special," hosted by Michael Reagan, son of former President Ronald Reagan, will air on "major broadcast outlets" in Iowa throughout the weekend, according to the publication.
In the special, Reagan suggests Gingrich is the candidate to carry on the legacy of his father.
"We are featuring a person that we believe will help continue my father's vision," Reagan says. "A man who fought in Congress for my father's programs. A man who believes that President Obama's vision for America is a dangerous one, and must be stopped and reversed. We believe that person in Newt Gingrich."
Speaking in front of a photo of the Iowa statehouse, Reagan acknowledges the onslaught of attack ads against Gingrich, saying the Newsmax special will help dispel false notions about the candidate.
"Recently you've been hearing a lot about Speaker Gingrich. Millions of dollars in ads have been spent in negative ads against him. But lets talk about the real Newt Gingrich," Reagan says.
The program includes biographical details about Gingrich's early life, as well as an interview with the candidate.
Gingrich is in sore need of some positive attention on Iowa television – a recent analysis found 45% of all political ads in Iowa attacked the former House speaker. Only 6% were pro-Gingrich.
Newsmax originally planned a debate with the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, but postponed the event after moderator Donald Trump withdrew. Newsmax said the Gingrich special "is featured in lieu of the Newsmax Republican presidential debate."