Stossel TV

John Stossel came to prominence as an anchor on ABC’s newsmagazine show, 20/20, then moved to Fox Business Channel where he hosted his own show, STOSSEL. Now, John and his team produce brief videos for social media that provide insight into the consequences of government spending and regulations, and advocate liberty and free markets. Stossel won 19 Emmy Awards and was honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. Other honors include the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting and the George Foster Peabody Award.

The Thomas Szasz Award

This award is named for the great iconoclastic psychiatrist, author of The Myth of Mental Illness and many other books, and professor of psychiatry emeritus at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, until his death in 2012. The Szasz Award is awarded annually to an individual or organization judged to have contributed in an outstanding degree to the cause of civil liberties.

Stossel in the Classroom

Using videos by TV journalist John Stossel, this division of CIT creates and distributes free DVDs, provides curriculum, and streams videos to middle school and high school classrooms across the Americas. The comprehensive teacher guides provide preview activities, viewing guides, discussion and analysis questions, post-viewing activities, worksheets, and more. We also sponsor annual student essay and video contests.

The Roy A. Childs, Jr. Fund for Independent Scholars

This division of CIT issues grants to classical liberal scholars who are not associated with an educational institution or research organization, and who are producing publishable book-length manuscripts, to allow them to see their manuscripts through to publication.