Thinking Allowed (PBS)

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This article is about the PBS television series. For other uses, see Thinking Allowed (disambiguation).

Thinking Allowed was an American independent public television series which was broadcast from 1986 to 2002. It began as the Mind's Eye on KCSM-TV in San Mateo, California, in 1986 and changed to Thinking Allowed in 1988 when it was distributed to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It was an interview program providing alternative points of view on a wide variety of subjects in humanistic psychology, living philosophically, frontiers of science, personal and spiritual development, health and healing, mythology, computers and cognition, management psychology, and global awareness.

Series host was Jeffrey Mishlove, featuring more than 200 of the world's leading[citation needed] intellectual figures which included Joseph Campbell, Albert Ellis, H. Dean Brown, Riane Eisler, Virginia Satir, Rollo May, Terence McKenna, Arthur M. Young, Irvin Yalom, Jean Houston, Colin Wilson, Jacob Needleman, J. Nigro Sansonese, Rachel Naomi Remen, Michael Talbot, Theodore Roszak, Robert Ornstein, Jean Shinoda Bolen[1] and many others.

The original interviews can be seen on the show's YouTube channel.[2]

Mishlove returned to the format with new interviews titled New Thinking Allowed in 2015, also on YouTube.[3]


  1. ^ Archetypal Psychology (#W204) and Goddesses in Everywomen (#S714)
  2. ^ ThinkingAllowedTV - YouTube channel
  3. ^ New Thinking Allowed - YouTube channel

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