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In Memoriam

Houston Public Media Remembers John Bradshaw

Houston Public Media mourns the passing of a friend. 


John Bradshaw was a generous supporter of Houston Public Media, and he was generous in spirit. His journey with the station began decades ago, when John became a pioneer of PBS's self-help programming. His dedication to helping people heal emotional and psychological wounds had a far-reaching impact.

In 2013, Ernie Manouse sat down with the renowned author and counselor to discuss his life and work — from the dysfunctional family, to the wounded inner-child.

John Bradshaw was educated for the Roman Catholic priesthood and earned advanced degrees in psychology, philosophy, and theology before becoming a professional counselor. He penned such major bestsellers as Family Secrets, Healing the Shame That Binds You, Homecoming, and Creating Love. Bradshaw’s books and involvement in PBS specials transformed the public’s understanding of the family, and made him a prominent figure in the field of addiction and recovery.

John will be greatly missed by all who came to know him, including the Houston Public Media family.

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Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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