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[01/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
It's All in His Head: Mentalist Alain Nu Stars in Series of TLC Specials in 2005

[via press release from TLC]

It's All in His Head: Mentalist Alain Nu Stars in Series of TLC Specials in 2005

- Alain Nu Shocks and Amazes With Mental Mind Games in Four Specials Airing in April and May -

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13 -- He can move objects without touching them. He can bend spoons with his mind. And he can defy death by dodging an oncoming wrecking ball blindfolded. Welcome to the strange and mystical world of mentalist Alain Nu -- a world that defies logic and rational thought. Nu takes to the streets in cities such as San Francisco, New Orleans, Baltimore and Houston to convince total strangers of the power of their own minds to shape the world around them. The four one-hour specials, MIND GAMES: THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF ALAIN NU (working title), will premiere on TLC in April and May 2005.

In MIND GAMES, Nu travels the country to reveal remarkable mental feats and conduct experiential challenges, all punctuated by existential insights. Viewers will find themselves questioning their own brain power as they witness Nu predicting the thoughts of passersby, reading the haircolor of volunteers while blindfolded, even correctly guessing where to put his feet on a perilous journey down Washington, D.C.'s "Exorcist" staircase, featuring cups with nails underneath. His tricks, or "effects," unlock the secret world of our subconscious minds.

Nu holds a unique power to manipulate people's perceptions by employing the art of hypnotic suggestion, combined with the sciences of psychology and neuro-linguistics (a practice he calls "tongue-fu"). Harnessing the universal life force, or Qi, to conduct his effects, Nu conducts feats from the everyday (predicting a ringing cell phone before it rings) to the out-of-this-world (wrecking ball dodgeball, anyone?). Says Nu, "Science cannot explain what I do. Many people have tried to guess. I am just an ordinary man. I do not try to explain myself."

He has performed for many luminaries including former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1992, and Al Gore during his terms as vice president. More recently, Nu was invited to perform at George W. Bush's inaugural banquet. Nu is a frequent guest at colleges and universities, where his "Extra Sensory Perception" presentations have earned him wide recognition and acclaim.

"Alain's ability to use his extrasensory gifts to shed light on the human condition illuminates our ability to connect with one another on unspoken levels," Roger Marmet, general manager, TLC, said. MIND GAMES presents viewers with a completely unique set of tools to understand the world around them and the hidden world in their own minds."

MIND GAMES: THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF ALAIN NU is produced for TLC by Mike Mathis Productions; Matthew Gould is executive producer for TLC; Mike Mathis is executive producer for Mike Mathis Productions.

TLC is dedicated to high-quality, intelligent and relatable nonfiction entertainment: authentic personal stories that inspire, engage, inform and unite our audience in the spirit of life's possibilities. TLC intimately connects more than 94 million homes in North America to the human experience through its "Life Unscripted" approach to storytelling. Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Military Channel, Discovery en Espanol and Fit TV. The unit also distributes BBC AMERICA in the United States. Visit TLC on the web by going to http://www.discovery.com and clicking on TLC.

SOURCE TLC
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