Archive for the ‘Kreskin’s Thought For The Week’ Category

Virginia Tech Massacre and Television Coverage

Posted by admin On April - 19 - 2007
In my reflections on this disastrous day, I think we can say that we have seen television at some of its finest hours and some of its worst hours. When I was a kid glued to radio and television admiring the fantastic communicative abilities of Arthur Godfrey. I remember him mentioning on one of his daily talk shows, I don’t remember whether it was his morning radio show, morning television show or his evening prime time shows. He made a prediction, and he was not a thought reader, he didn’t have any powers of ESP. He envisioned a day in television coming when many of the shows would be on tape and be recorded and he saw the down side of such. “My Dear Listeners”…. He said. You will be watching a comedy show and suddenly the program will be interrupted because of a disaster, perhaps an assassination, perhaps an unbelievable accident but whatever the tragedy once the bulletin passed you will suddenly find the program back on the air and hear laughter. What a discord, what an abomination of the art of communication. Read the rest of this entry »

Virginia Tech Shooting

Posted by admin On April - 19 - 2007
I have very deep personal reasons for commenting on the Virginia Tech tragedy; in which at least 32 students have been killed. Having performed there on two occasions in a full evening concert in which I tune in on the thoughts of students and teachers, I feel a repertoire, not only with them but with universities all over the Western world in which I have appeared and in any other setting where there are crowds of people. I realize Congress has already had a moment of silence and the President is going to pass his few words. Read the rest of this entry »

Duke Case

Posted by admin On April - 18 - 2007
I am not going to say “I told you so” but within days after the three Lacrosse young men were accused of the sexually criminal charges; I made a public statement reiterating it on numerous broadcasts including Joey Reynolds, WOR that these three young men, one of whom lives only minutes from where I grew up, would never go to prison, would not be found guilty, but would have lost only one thing: their reputation, tragically and unfairly. Now that the tabloid media hoopla has passed and these young men have been exonerated, I would love to predict if I had it in my power, the two people that would be tried by juries: one, the accuser, the other the district attorney. I would be prepared at this very moment to predict the decision of both juries. The Amazing Kreskin

Houdini

Posted by admin On March - 22 - 2007
This week, a story broke internationally that was initiated by one of the distant relatives of the late famed escape artist, Harry Houdini. It was suggested that Houdini may have been murdered. There is hardly anybody alive today who knew Houdini. With that being said; Kreskin is pleased to announce that he has in his possession, almost thirty hours of conversation with a gentleman who knew Houdini best. He was famed writer and authority on magic, Walter B. Gibson, who by the way created the legendary radio and literary character “The Shadow.” Read the rest of this entry »

Kreskin and OJ

Posted by admin On November - 16 - 2006
The Amazing Kreskin wants O.J.'s thoughts: Reactions to the O.J. news took many forms on Wednesday, and mentalist/mind-reader the Amazing Kreskin dealt with it the only way he knows how: offering to use his mind powers for the greater good. "If he is so damn innocent, I'm going to challenge him to allow me to read his thoughts," he told Salon on Wednesday. Kreskin explained that he and Simpson have a history, sort of: "When the trial took place a few years ago, I offered then to take a walk with him around the crime scene and then express publicly the impressions I got from his thoughts." (Jay Leno mocked the idea in a "Tonight Show" monologue at the time, saying, "You mean that Kreskin was the only one who didn't know whether he was guilty or not?") Now Kreskin, who contends he has done criminal investigative work before ("I've been called on 84 crime cases"), says he would still want to take a walk with Simpson and "listen to the thoughts I perceived."

James E. McGreevey (Former NJ Governor)

Posted by admin On September - 18 - 2006
When I met the then Governor James E. McGreevy, we were there to introduce Ray Charles at a concert here in Trenton, New Jersey. As soon as Gov. McGreevy walked over to me and said, “Kreskin…you better not read my mind”, and while it was no surprise to me or others about his personal inclinations, a year later the curtain came down on his career with his dramatic press conference. Dramatic I would say because it was obviously a smoke screen. I would like to predict that Mr. McGreevy will donate the profits of his new book to the people he seduced, namely the New Jersey voters. But, I am afraid that prediction would not be accurate. I am not sure that anyone cares that much about McGreevy’s private life to buy his book, except of course, the media. What I am looking forward to his second book revealing all the graft, and where all the New Jersey money that disappeared now resides.

Remarkable Man, MEL SACHS

Posted by admin On September - 10 - 2006
A little over a week ago, the national press announced the unfortunate demise of a colorful figure, the lawyer, Mel Sachs. Along with being a legal advisor for CORE he was a criminal defense attorney involved in some of the most notable cases in recent decades. Indeed he defended what many would consider some of the most scurrilous figures that could be unearthed. But he had a professional philosophy that they as well as anyone else deserved legal defense. His ability to influence a jury was legendary. Read the rest of this entry »