All Press Releases for December 11, 2009

Twenty Ten Vision: Mentalist Friedman to Release His Predictions for 2010 -- as seen on the TODAY SHOW and THE VIEW -- Predicts Blago Will Not Be Convicted -- 68% Accuracy Over 12 Years

As featured on the TODAY SHOW and THE VIEW, the man who many consider America's premier mentalist/futurist, Sidney Friedman, will release his foresights for the coming year and once again attempt to uphold his astonishing record.

    CHICAGO, IL, December 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pundits, commentators, historians, and even soothsayers, clairvoyants and psychics all emerge at year's end to deliver their take on the coming 365 days, but perhaps only one has the track record of Sidney Friedman, a mentalist / futurist / prognosticator who makes his living as a speaker and entertainer, but who also has hit the mark on 68% of his predictions for 12 years with his FRIEDMAN's FORECAST.

Here are the details and why Sidney Friedman would be a fun and timely guest on your TV or radio show, or a pertinent subject for a print story.

As featured on the TODAY SHOW and THE VIEW, mentalist / futurist / prognosticator/ speaker/ entertainer Sidney Friedman (a.k.a. "The Haiku Psychic"), is the author of the best-selling YOUR MIND KNOWS MORE THAN YOU DO (which shows how to intuit ahead), and is the creator of FRIEDMAN's FORECAST which makes an art out of peering into the future. See more at:

FRIEDMAN's FORECAST: In a few weeks, Friedman will release his predictions for 2010. Friedman says, "And they will be poetic and accurate, I predict."

As a preview, Friedman is stating that against all odds, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will not be convicted of the charges in his corruption case.

FRIEDMAN's FORECAST is a fun, inspiring, topical TV, radio or print interview/story for end of December or early January.

With a precarious economic climate, and an uncertain future, public fascination with what tomorrow will bring may be at its highest in years. With his track-record of accuracy, Friedman is a valuable resource for topics of perusing the coming year.

In 1999, on CBS-2 NEWS Chicago, he predicted the landing point of Hurricane Floyd. In 2002 on that same station and others, he predicted Steve Fossett's successful first-time-ever circumnavigation of the globe in a balloon.

In 2000, on ABC-TV's THE VIEW he foresaw Martha Stewart's legal troubles. In 2005, he stated on FOX NEWS CHICAGO that the Mississippi River would significantly change course, and amazingly this was accurate as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the broken levees.

Pre-primary-elections, in December 2007, against all odds and punditry, he predicted Barack Obama would become the next president of the United States.

Over 11 years, Friedman has missed on only one OSCAR prediction.

And, last year on the TODAY SHOW on New Year's Eve, Friedman made 5 predictions, 4 of which have occurred. Plus, his economic and stock market forecast was right on the money, and once again he was 100% with his Oscar predictions.


Sidney Friedman states:

"I'm not someone who knows all and sees all, but I can foresee part of what's coming, a few hints of what's ahead. Sometimes I completely miss, but often I hit on something big. So call me a SEMI-SEER, but I guess I manage to intuit a little more than most folks. I do this for fun, to astonish myself, and to hopefully on occasion bring insight to others."

Friedman began publicly stating his forecast in 1996, and in total he has been 67% accurate, and often as high as 78%. His biggest failure is that each and every year he also comically predicts the Chicago Cubs will make it to the World Series. "That's my desire speaking," says Friedman, "not my my brain."

More intuitively accurate than his annual CUBS prediction, in 2008, the tally had Friedman hitting on 20-plus out of 30 predictions for a 68% accuracy. Some of them included the Obama prognostication, oil prices dropping 20% from the year's opening of $99 a barrel, a gun incident surrounding Britney Spears, actors boycotting the Golden Globes, wild fluctuations in the stock market, and 3 out of 4 Oscar predictions correct. (This was his first miss ever in Oscar predictions .)

For 2009, with one month to go, he is at 65%.

See for more details of 2008 and 2009, many of which were stated live on the TODAY SHOW on NBC-TV.

Ironically, here's what Friedman says about the art of predicting:

"Most of the future is UNPREDICTABLE. That is as it should be. In fact, no one knows PRECISELY what will occur. If we know exactly what will happen, the present would be pointless. Also, to a large extent, we make the future."

"The future is a combination of our actions combined with chance and fate. All three are at play. The wondrous thing is that if you simultaneously look back at the past while immersing in the present while at the same time feeling ahead to the future, the curtain will part ever-so-slightly on tomorrow's theater revealing a glimpse of what will occur."

"We all get these hunches to some degree. Through a variety of techniques, I attempt to interpret what many of these IMPRESSIONS truly mean -- often successfully, sometimes not. Always though, I keep the intention of releasing these predictions for fun and curiosity."

Regarding these impressions, they are released in the form of HAIKU poetry. Plus, as always, Friedman will clearly state what he believes these impressions mean.

It's a return to the way Friedman used to release his predictions up until 2002, and due to many requests he is bringing back that form, which prompted some to call him "The Haiku Psychic."

Friedman says: "Though the future presents serious challenges, I try to keep things fun, light and inspiring. This quippy artful poetry may help achieve that."

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Richard Burnstein at 773-296-2445.

("Friedman's Forecast" and "The Haiku Psychic" are trademarks of Sidney Friedman.)

Sidney Friedman Productions features and represents mentalist/"psychic"/mystifier/author Sidney Friedman for his speaking engagements and shows of mind power entertainment. You may reach us at 1-888-649-MIND or at 773-296-2445.

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Two minutes of clips from Sidney Friedman's feature guest spot on the TODAY SHOW last New Year's with startling accuracy about 2009, including the stock market and Oscars.