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Kreskin on Bloomberg TV

Posted by kreskin On July - 28 - 2008

Kreskin was special guest on Bloomberg TV's "Night Talk." Tune in to listen to Kreskin’s amazing insight into current states of crime, law enforcement and possibilities, links of each segment of the show are below:


Video: Night Talk: Interview With The Amazing Kreskin (part 1)

Video: Night Talk: Interview With The Amazing Kreskin (part 2)

Video: Night Talk: Interview With The Amazing Kreskin (part 3)


Kreskin goes mental for reality project!

Posted by kreskin On July - 25 - 2008
LONDON (Reuters UK 7/24/08)

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter 7/24/08

The Amazing Kreskin is developing a reality TV show in which he’ll help police with unsolved investigations. The project, “POI: Persons of Interest,” follows thought-reader Kreskin as he assists law enforcement in gathering information that could help solve open missing-persons or criminal cases. Kreskin and his partner on the show, producer Katy Wallin, are shopping the half-hour series to cable networks and already have shot a pilot in which the mentalist helps solve a case involving Scott Javins, a college student from Indiana who disappeared in 2002. Wallin, who said “POI” has been in development for more than a year, noted the similarities with CBS’ new police procedural drama “The Mentalist,” which joins the network’s schedule in the fall at 9 p.m. Tuesdays. That series stars Simon Baker as a celebrity psychic who puts his observational skills to better use working for law enforcement. “There’s an uncanny similarity between our pilot and the forthcoming CBS series ‘The Mentalist,”‘ Wallin said. “There is one basic and major difference: ‘POI’ is not fiction and stars the real mentalist.” Kreskin, who recently has been serving as a consultant to law enforcement and security personnel, created the project with Indiana state investigator John Kleiman. Kreskin said the project is “a great chance to bring closure to families who need it.”

Kreskin, still amazing, June 2008

Posted by kreskin On July - 9 - 2008

National Post, Published: Saturday, June 07, 2008

COBOURG - ...A former road manager for The Amazing Kreskin wrote a movie script called The Great Buck Howard, about a celebrity mentalist who got his big break on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, but whose life later sank into bitter anonymity. From the oversized glasses to the corny catchphrases, the character played by John Malkovitch is Kreskin to a tee, except spiteful, mean and a drunk. Both have flirted with celebrity greatness…although only the real one has a habit of offering his mentalist services to the police. The Times of London, in its review of the premiere at Sundance in January, said the movie tells the tale of an "ageing 'sacred monster' with pretensions and demands far in advance of his current status," and that Mr. Malkovitch "ladles on the cheese to entertaining effect..." Lesser men might have been angry, but when it opens later this year, The Amazing Kreskin will be The Great Buck Howard's primary booster. "Who would have ever dreamt it in one lifetime?" Mr. Kreskin, 72, said in an interview before a show this week on his tour of southern Ontario. The interview began with the famously vigorous handshake, in which he squats to protect his back and delivers a half-dozen solid pumps from knee to chest, but very soon became calm and serious, so much so that it was unclear where the schtick ends and the man begins. "Something's happened to conjuring, or the art of magic," he said. "It's very, very sad, and Carson -- whom of course I knew well because I did 88 shows with him, which is more than any guest -- would have been despondent. He used to say to me, 'Kreskin, if this ever happens it'll become movie making.' Who'd have ever dreamt that magic on TV now would be replete with trick photography, use of stooges, altered situations, and groups watching the magic that are actually paid actors and actresses? I have not seen a magic show on television in the last one year that did not have trick photography involved. It's going to ruin it for the public. You know what the feeling is, behind the scenes in Hollywood now? That they are really betraying the public. Because you have never had Carson doing that, or Letterman doing that, or Ed Sullivan doing that.... And I warn people. I warn everybody going into the field: Don't stoop to that level, because you could jeopardize your future…" He had already guessed people's birthdays and wedding dates…inconceivably pulled a glass of water from an empty sack, and was halfway through the "hidden cheque" trick, in which he invites a select group of audience members to hide his paycheque for the show anywhere in the auditorium, and he then finds it by reading the thoughts of a person he chooses to guide him around, whom he leads by a handkerchief they are both holding… “All through the years, only those who know me well have the remotest idea what I go through doing the cheque test. I mask how I feel about it. When it's over, it's not that I need an intermission, but if I were drinking, I'd be an alcoholic..." How does he do it? Who knows? He obviously did not see where they put it; he was backstage with three others as witnesses. It is not inconceivable that the audience contained an associate, but he has a standing offer of $50,000 for proof of such -- a promise that was even once unsuccessfully tested by a civil court. Maybe he can sense the location from the body language of his chosen subjects. Or maybe he is watching the audience, studying their eyes, although surely everyone is trying to be discreet. Whichever way, it is pretty cool to see, and perhaps the mechanics do not matter. As he puts it: "For those who do not believe, no explanation is possible."

Kreskin on Fox Business News: America’s Nightly ScoreBoard

Posted by admin On February - 12 - 2008
0052.JPG On Februrary 1, 2008 Kreskin went on Fox Business News: America's Nightly ScoreBoard and predicted the super bowl. He put it in a chest, inside a box and locked it in the office of the station. Then on Tuesday Februray 5, 2008 Keskin went back to the show and had the host David Asman open the box with a knife and key. Inside was the prediction which consisted of the statements: Kreskin predicted that the Giants would win That the Giants would win by 3 (Final Score 17-14) Kreskin further stated that if he failed in his prediction he would turn over $10,000 of his own money to charity.

Scott Javins, Murder Victim Found

Posted by admin On October - 18 - 2007
In one of the most bizarre experiences in Kreskin’s career, a breakthrough in a murder case took place this weekend, October 12th in Terre Haute, Indiana. The background is that on May 24, 2002, a young college gentleman by the name of Scott Javin disappeared soon after he had called his parents from a location not far from their home, letting them know he was coming home soon. All traces of him and his car disappeared and no clue of any kind has been uncovered in the past five years. In a desperate cry for help, a group brought Kreskin in on May 14 with the hope of raising interest in a case that had gone cold. Obviously police could not sustain all these years an investigation when no significant clues arose. In television and radio interviews as well as in a part of Kreskin’s concert, he alluded to the case and that somebody out there, hearing or seeing him, may have re-awakened within themselves, some memories that were significant. Within a day or so, after the performance, a gentleman came forward who contacted one of Kreskin’s representatives in Indiana and then the police. With a conviction he had heard in the past somewhere, remarks that he felt were now credible as to where the car was. It was almost as if Kreskin’s presence and appearance had re-awakened this memory. The police had taken this information but were not eager to move with it, since he no further evidence to back up the statements. The place that he described in a river reservoir area was never really thoroughly searched; in spite of his personal, absolute conviction. Now almost a half a year later, an elderly fisherman with some friends saw an item dropped in the water, including a motor off of some boat or what have you. He dove under water to locate that and came upon three cars. He became suspicious of one of them because he found a shirt when he reached into the car. When the police had their experts remove the car from the water, there was the body of Scott Javin, murdered. Live 10THI Television News in Terre Haute reminded the viewer that Kreskin had created national interest in the story. Needless to say, Scott’s parents have frequently expressed a bitterness that the police did not listen.

The Amazing Kreskin Achieves Official Iconic Pop Culture Status

Posted by admin On September - 26 - 2007
New York, NY –The name “The Amazing Kreskin” has officially achieved iconic pop culture status, reaching a level few famous or infamous names have ever reached in the English language. The moniker of the World’s Foremost Mentalist has been steadily and readily used in the American media over the years to signify one’s ability to foresee an outcome or to possess a highly attuned level of mental sensitivity. The name has become a phrase commonly used in the sports and poker worlds, as well as when discussing the paranormal or supernatural. And when the media looks into the future, they inevitably reference Kreskin as though only he knows what would be coming next. Read the rest of this entry »

Kreskin Makes an Offer

Posted by admin On June - 23 - 2007
This Is What It's Come To For The Mets Posted by Don Burke NEW YORK, NY - The World's Foremost Mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin, has offered his unparalleled mental abilities to the struggling New York Mets in an effort to help them break out of their current slump. In a letter to Jay Horwitz, the Mets' Vice President of Media Relations, Kreskin offered to meet with the team as a group, where he would train and condition them mentally using a technique that would relieve them of the negative impacts the losses have exacted, thereby improving their playing and leading to success on the field. The Amazing Kreskin claims to be the World's Foremost Mentalist and he's willing to help to the Mets break their slump. Although Mr. Horwitz has not indicated whether or not the team requires his assistance, Kreskin, a life-long baseball fan, insists his offer remains open so long as The Mets continue their losing ways. Read the rest of this entry »

The Amazing Kreskin plays “Cupid”

Posted by admin On April - 20 - 2007
Facilitating proposal… Leading to marriage! cupid1.jpgKreskin performed a private performance on July 1, 2006 at the home of Rider McDowell, a best selling novelist, movie producer and writer. The guests were family and friends gathered at Rider and his wife, Victoria’s summer home in New Jersey, which had been built in the 1700’s. NOW - It has always been Kreskin’s policy never to meet his audience before the program……… A couple of hours before the program, Kreskin asked Rider if he could hand an envelope to someone that would be trusted without opening it. Rider presented his sister. Kreskin gave her the envelope and cautioned her not to break the seal and keep it in her possession; which she promised to do. A few minutes later, Rider and his brother, Donald McDowell came to Kreskin; at which point Donald shared with Kreskin, his feelings – that he was very much in love with a lady that he brought to the house that evening and his family just adored her. Kreskin then informed him that he really didn’t want to know much about the family as he did not want it to jeopardize the integrity of his thought reading performance and that was the end of the conversation. Read the rest of this entry »

Kreskin Denied Jury Participation in Murder Trial

Posted by admin On April - 4 - 2007
Statement from The Amazing Kreskin: “I had had great anticipation when I was called to jury duty in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. Having spent my entire life demonstrating my skills as a thought reader, I was ecstatic about serving the jury system in what I believe is a special way. While sitting in a juror’s chair being questioned, I realized the impact of what I had to offer. If chosen to sit on the jury, I was prepared to share with my fellow jurors, my thoughts and impressions of those testifying on the stand and point out who was lying and who was telling the truth. I believe this would be invaluable to any jury coming to a just decision. My being selectively excused by the court to serve on a major murder trial has left me tremendously DISAPPOINTED and FRUSTRATED!”

Mental Power is Real

Posted by admin On March - 27 - 2007
book_small.gifMy forthcoming book, Mental Power is Real is really the fulfillment of a dream, for at long last I am revealing to you in greater detail, many of the thoughts I have reflected upon with audiences around the world