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Lichtenstein Creative Media.
February 2, 2001
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The Infinite Mind is a weekly,
public radio program focusing on the art and science of the human
mind and spirit, behavior, and mental health. The series is hosted
by Dr. Fred Goodwin, formerly the nation's "top psychiatrist"
as director of the National Institute of Mental Health, and the
world's leading expert on manic depression. He is joined by John
Hockenberry, one of public radio's and television's most respected
voices, who offers weekly commentaries. The Infinite Mind
is produced by the Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative
Media in association with WNYC, New York, and is now airing in
more than 150 public radio markets. As the level of America's
interest in the mind continues to soar, The Infinite Mind
is the only national broadcast focusing on these issues, week
in and week out.
addition to leading researchers and practitioners
of psychology and psychiatry, The Infinite Mind
features notable guests who appeal to the widest possible
audience. They include:
- John Updike on insomnia
- Suzanne Vega (with guitar) on suicide
- Beirut hostage Terry Anderson on forgiveness
- Dr. Andrew Weil on food for the brain
- Dr. Larry Dossey on prayer, the mind and healing
- Rosalynn Carter on her work with the mentally ill
- George Plimpton on sports psychology
- Wade Boggs on the psychology of hitting a fast ball
- Robert Klein, Margaret Cho, and the Firesign Theatre
- Spalding Gray on Dreams and Language in Popular
- Oliver Sacks on Tourette's Syndrome
- Dimitri Nabokov, son of Vladamir Nabokov on synesthesia
in his family.
of 16 major broadcast and health awards including
Mental Health Assocation Media Award
Clarion Awards from the Association for Women
Three EDI Awards from the National Easter Seal
Four time winner of Unity Award in Media including
special Millennium Award for The Infinite Mind.
Festival Award for John Hockenberry's weekly commentaries.
Epilepsy Foundation Distinguished Journalism Award.
New York Press Club Best Feature Award.
Award from Sigma Delta Chi, Society of Professional
Radio Stations Are Saying About The Infinite Mind
"WAMU is pleased to offer
such fine, award-winning programming to our listeners
in the greater Washington community. Topics related to
the development of the human mind affect each of us in
very personal ways. We are proud to be associated with
a show of this caliber."
- Susan Clampitt, Executive Director, WAMU Washington,
"I was surprised how much people are interested in
the topics. The program approaches its topics with new
angles, new ideas and new solutions. It is a godsend to
our listeners, a real lifeline."
- Mario Valdes, Station Manager, KRCC, Colorado Springs,
"One of the most intelligent shows on the air. The
day The Infinite Mind airs here is very chaotic, but I
always try to stop and listen during that one-hour. One
of the reasons public radio exists, is for shows like
- John Best, Director of Operations, KACU, Abilene, TX
"I'm excited about getting The Infinite Mind on
the air. As far as I'm concerned it is one of the best
programs available on public radio."
- Phil Easley, Station Manager WEMC Shenandoah Valley,
Listeners and Others Are Saying About The Infinite Mind
"The Infinite Mind
stands out for the broad range of topics addressed and
for the rare blend of in-depth consideration and understandability
that you continue to bring to many complex issues. Your
consistently lively and always informed guests and, of
course [program host Dr. Goodwin's] own long experience
as a neuroscientist, a clinical investigator, and a practicing
psychiatrist are establishing The Infinite Mind
as an important - even essential - source of information
for all Americans."
- Steven E. Hyman, M.D., Director of the National Institute
of Mental Health
"The kind of education you are doing will give
the general public a better understanding about the wonderful
and complex nature of the brain in a very understandable,
user-friendly way. Keep up the good work. What you are
doing is very important."
-- Rita M., Los Angeles
"I especially enjoyed tonight's broadcast
on Attention Deficit Disorder heard on WABE/Atlanta.
My daughter has it, and I have always suspected that
I have it, though I have never been diagnosed. I taped
the show to send my daughter. Keep up the good work.
The program is terrific."
-- Joe U., Atlanta
"Your The Infinite Mind work benefits
us greatly, every time y'all have a show, the next day
we are inundated with calls from people who have let
down their stigma guard to let us give them information
to help, even if they don't come to us. Our psychiatrists
have also remarked lately how much they have appreciated
-- Kay B., psychiatric
The Infinite Mind is a not-for profit production of Lichtenstein
Creative Media, produced in association with the New York
Foundation for the Arts. Your support
is essential to the success of this series.
Our thanks to the underwriters of