thanks cliff... that is the answer that i was looking for. i was unsure if removing a view managed by the mediator meant to remove the mediator as well... knowing it may still be interested in responding to notifications sent by throughout the life of the application.
what i have been doing is registering the mediators once when there first view is displayed. then when it is needed again during the use of the application, the mediator can manage the adding/removal of the views it needs to display.
thanks for the response!!!