Hey, I'm Bill!
Bill Lichtenstein's work as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and documentary producer spans nearly 50 years, and has been honored with more than 60 major journalism awards.
Bill founded the Peabody Award-winning Lichtenstein Creative Media in 1990 to produce high-quality film, TV and radio productions involving social justice and human rights issues, as well as innovative educational outreach and social marketing campaigns.
Productions include "West 47th Street” the award-winning documentary film; “The Infinite Mind,” for a decade public radio’s most honored and listened to health and science program that examined all aspects of the human mind, mental health and neuroscience; the groundbreaking “Voices of an Illness” documentary series, the first programs to feature people who had recovered from serious mental illness telling their own stories, in their own words; and “If I Get Out Alive,” narrated by Academy Award-winning actress and child advocate Diane Keaton, which exposed the conditions faced by young people incarcerated in adult correctional institutions.
Previously, Bill worked for seven years for ABC News producing investigative reports for “20/20,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline” that told compelling human stories involving social justice issues including abused and dying children in Oklahoma state juvenile institutions; battered women convicted of murdering their abusers; and the first national reporting on the Environmental Protection Agency and Superfund abuses for Nightline. Later, he was one of two producers of the ABC-TV program “Jimmy Breslin’s People.”
Bill is a contributor to the Huffington Post, and has written extensively on politics, health issues and the media for the New York Times, Nation, Newsday, New York Daily News, Village Voice, and Boston Globe among others.
His work, and that of LCMedia, have received more than 60 major print and broadcast journalism awards, including a George Foster Peabody Award; United Nations Media Award; Guggenheim Fellowship; eight National Headliner Awards; and four Gracie Awards from the American Women in Radio and TV, among other journalism honors.
Bill is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He taught Investigative Reporting for TV as well as Documentary Film at the New School for Social Research from 1979 through 2006.
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