BILL LICHTENSTEIN, M.S.
Bill Lichtensteinís award-winning documentary work in television, film, and radio spans 30 years.† In 1990, he founded Lichtenstein Creative Media (LCM), an independent media production company based in New York City.† LCM specializes in documentaries and programs in the areas of social justice and mental health.
Mr. Lichtenstein is the creator and executive producer of The Infinite Mind, a weekly public radio series focusing on the art and science of the human mind.† He also co-directed and co-produced West 47th Street, a documentary film for theatrical and broadcast release that offers an intimate window into the daily lives of four people with mental illnesses.† Mr. Lichtenstein is the executive producer of If I Get Out Alive, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress and youth advocate Diane Keaton.† It is a one-hour public radio documentary which exposes the systematic brutality faced by juveniles in the adult prison system.
Mr. Lichtenstein created and produced the highly acclaimed Voices of an Illness radio documentary series.† Voices of an Illness, since its premiere in 1992, has provided millions with an extraordinary perspective on living with serious mental illness.† This three-part series was created by Mr. Lichtenstein as a way of relating his own experience following his recovery from manic depression.
A graduate of Brown University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Mr. Lichtenstein began his work in television at ABC and CBS Sports.† He later worked at ABC News as an Emmy Award-winning producer of investigative reports for the ABC News magazine 20/20 and as a field producer for Nightline, World News Tonight, This Week with David Brinkley and other ABC News programs and specials.
Mr. Lichtensteinís efforts at ABC focused on telling compelling human stories with a focus on overarching societal issues.† Among them were: abused and dying children in Oklahoma; state institutions for the mentally retarded; battered women convicted of murdering their abusers; victims of faulty automobile design; and an Ohio town that fought back after being taken over by organized crime.
All three 20/20 segments that Mr. Lichtenstein produced in 1983 were nominated for National News Emmy Awards.† He also won numerous other honors for his investigative reporting.† He later joined the ABC-TV program Jimmy Breslinís People as one of the showís two field producers/directors.