Heroes of the Second World War – Discover Rishi Sharma’s Amazing Project #WWII

Since mid-October, I have essentially been on tour, launching my new documentary film and book, The Last Ring Home. In case you had not come across it yet, here is the trailer: I am now back in the saddle and … Continue reading

Rishi Sharma, 19, Capturing The Stories of All the Heroes of the Second World War (MDE218)

Minter Dialogue with Rishi Sharma After a long absence where I was away doing a tour for my new documentary film and book, The Last Ring Home, this interview is with a different kind of guest, consistent with my latest … Continue reading

Unbroken film review – Angelina Jolie’s tribute to a great spirit

The film, Unbroken, the epic story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, was released this Christmas Day. Based on the eponymous and gripping book by Laura Hillenbrand, Angelina Jolie’s inaugural film as a director is a worthy film to see. As stated at the … Continue reading

Arlington Cemetery – Tomb of the Unknowns Jeopardy Question with some Surprising Answers (UPDATED Aug 10, 2015)

There has been an email circulating for well over 13 years (I found a 2001 reference to this email in a brief Google search).  The email starts: “On Jeopardy the other night (MD: !), the final question was: “How many … Continue reading

Interview with Jan Thompson, filmmaker: “Never the Same, The Prisoner-of-War Experience”

Jan Thompson, Professor of Radio-Television at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the producer of a new feature-length documentary, “Never The Same: The Prisoner of War Experience,” which is going to premiere this Saturday (April 6) in Chicago, at the Gene Siskel Film Center. … Continue reading

The Amazing Internet – Guest post by Victor Dial

The Amazing Internet – Guest post by my father, Victor Dial I know it’s a cliché, but isn’t it amazing what you can find on the internet? Two recent occasions come to mind: The first was when, some days ago, … Continue reading