Mental Engineering is produced by 
Porcupine Productions
St. Paul, MN

Catherine Reid Day
  Executive Producer

(651) 387-3333

mailto:crday@mentalengineering.com

Mental Engineering
 

PBS SPECIAL!


On Sunday, February 3, 2002, following the Super Bowl, PBS will broadcast


"Super Commercials:
a Mental Engineering Special
".
(10:30 PM EST)

The thirty minute special will be carried on PBS stations nationwide.

Host John Forde and four national panelists will take a smart, playful look at several of the new commercials- how they work and what they mean. 'Super Commercials' is based on the public television series, Mental Engineeering. Mental Engineering was created for non-commercial PUBLIC television. It is a new genre of TV program, candidly discussing TV commercials from the viewer's perspective.

The Super Bowl attracts a viewing audience of 70 million households. It is estimated that up to one quarter of viewers tune in primarily to see and talk about the new commercials.

AIR TIME:
February 3, 2002 at 10:30 PM EST on PBS
stations nationwide.

Visit this web site again for future announcements including panelists, curriculum materials, and more.

For more information contact:


Catherine Reid Day, President
Porcupine Productions
651-387-3333

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT
MENTAL ENGINEERING:

MENTAL ENGINEERING PRESS:

"The most interesting weekly half hour of social commentary and criticism on television."
Bill Moyers

"there is nothing else like it on the air"
ABC's World News Tonight

"Mental Engineering could not be more relevant"
NY Times

"tune in"
USA Today

"shocking ... television biting a food bearing hand." Chicago Tribune

"definitely anti-rut"
Associated Press

"You can't come up with a concept better suited to
non-commercial TV"
Electronic Media

"unprecedented and indispensable"
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"a tank of pure oxygen"
St. Paul Pioneer Press

MENTAL ENGINEERING VIEWER MAIL:

"I have had the supreme satisfaction of having watched your show. Words really do fail me in expressing my satisfaction that your show exists."
Mary Lou McGrath

"almost too good to be true. "
Brooke Hanson

"I saw your show and was amazed."
David Siddiqui

"The best show on television."
Stuart Goldberg

"truly brave programming. You have an instant fan."
Cecily Gardner "

" You mustn't stop until every American has seen at least one episode!! I am grateful and indeed the better person for each episode! ...Brilliant!"
David Esposito

"It's like having the Algonquin Round Table
in my living room!"
David Wallace

"This is an experiment I never dreamed I would live to watch, and may I commend you, you are onto something magnificent."
David Wiley

ABOUT MENTAL ENGINEERING
HOST, JOHN FORDE:


"Jim Carrey with a Master's degree"
Associated Press

"affably intelligent"
USA Today

"zings one-liners effortlessly"
Current

"the air of a hip college professor"
Swing Magazine

" an odd mix of Bill Maher, Alex Trebek, Noam Chomsky and an unrepentant yippie.
" St. Paul Pioneer Press

Host - johnforde@mentalengineering.com
Producer - Producer@MentalEngineering.com

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