I am a documentarian, writer and media professor living in my home state of Minnesota. I received my BA in American Studies and Film Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and my MFA in Radio, TV & Film from the University of North Texas, Denton.
I consider myself a student and interpreter of history, which is reflected in much of my work. I believe the past is our best guide to the future, because the more you understand its lessons, the more you can apply them to similar situations. As Mark Twain once purportedly said, “History does not repeat but it does rhyme.”
I have become particularly interested in fake history, i.e. conspiracy theories, and the danger that this mindset poses to society. Check out my documentary on Nazi Germany, You don’t know Hitler (2006), my look at the JFK assassination, Conspiracy Theorists Lie (2015), and my new blog, nomagicbullets.org, for my thoughts on the subject.
This site serves as an archive of things I have done or been a part of. For business connections you can find me on LinkedIn. For videos you can subscribe to my YouTube. For random pictures you can follow my Instagram.
Thanks for stopping by,
JKL
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