November 21, 2008
Anna Christopher, NPR


NPR Statement on Relationship to
“The Infinite Mind” Public Radio Program

Washington, D.C.; November 21, 2008 – Recent news reports have raised questions about the public radio program “The Infinite Mind” and its host Dr. Frederick Goodwin. The following statement is to clarify NPR’s relationship to the program:

“The Infinite Mind” is not an NPR program. NPR does not produce “The Infinite Mind,” nor does NPR distribute the program or market it to our member stations. No one associated with “The Infinite Mind” team is an NPR employee.

“The Infinite Mind” has aired on one of two channels that NPR programs on Sirius Satellite Radio. All programs on NPR’s Sirius channels are expected to adhere to the same code of ethics and practices that apply to programs produced and distributed by NPR. It appears that “The Infinite Mind” was in direct violation of that code, and is being removed from the channel."