Bill Lichtenstein


Public bio

Bill Lichtenstein's award-winning documentary work in television, film and radio spans more than 35 years, and has been honored with more than 60 major journalism awards. He founded LCMedia in 1990 to produce

He founded LCMedia in 1990 to produce high-quality film, television and radio productions dealing with health, human rights and social justice issues.

Bill created and was Senior Executive Producer of the national, weekly public radio series, The Infinite Mind, and was co-director and co-producer (as well as serving as director of photography) of the award-winning documentary film, West 47th Street.

Prior to LCMedia, Bill worked for seven years for ABC News 20/20, World News Tonight and Nightline, where he produced investigative reports. His work, and that of LCMedia, has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship; a George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, TV and radio’s highest honor; a Media Award from the United Nations; nine National Headliner Awards; four Gracie Awards from American Women in Radio and Television; and five Unity Awards in Media from Lincoln University of Missouri for coverage of minority issues.

A graduate of Brown University and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Bill began his work in television at ABC and CBS Sports. He later worked at ABC News, where his efforts 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. Bill is a member of the faculty of the New School for Social Research, where he taught courses from 1979 through 2006 on investigative reporting for TV and documentary film production.

Bill has written on politics, health issues and the media for such publications as The Nation, Newsday, Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, 7 Days, Health, Medical Tribune, and Channels. His feature articles appeared in The Sunday New York Daily News business section. Bill's 1992 investigative report for the Village Voice, "The Secret Battle for the NEA," received a National Headliner Award, and Bill’s news photography has appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News and in the Baltimore Sun.