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SaraCorkernSara Corkern is an Atlanta-based writer and cinematographer. She’s worked in the film and television industry for several years and her work has screened all over the country. Sara teaches cinematography, screenwriting, and film production at Western Kentucky University.

BobCostantiniBob Costantini joined Westwood One from NBC News Radio. His career includes reporting for Fox News Channel, Tribune Television, and CNN Radio. He has covered the White House and Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, and the political game. Bob has also covered many other major stories out of Washington over the years, and was in the Roosevelt Room at the White House when President Clinton made his famous finger-wagging denial about Monica Lewinsky.

ChristopherCruiseChristopher Cruise anchors radio newscasts on the Voice of America and on the Westwood One Radio Network. He also anchored on the CNN Radio Network, CNN Headline News, and was an Army broadcaster.

MichaelDuffyMichael Duffy began recording film reviews for WTMD 89.7 FM in Towson, Maryland in the summer of 2016 under the programming title “Silver Screen Radio.” These recordings eventually became weekly broadcasts, and are archived online. He has recorded nearly 40 reviews to date, alternating with his colleague Marc May (who also teaches at Towson University). https://wtmd.org/radio/towson-university-emf-film-review-podcast/ Michael is a Lecturer in the Electronic Media and Film Department at Towson University, where he teaches Film History, Genre Theory, and East Asian Cinemas. He has an M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. from The University of Nottingham, England. He has worked at numerous film festivals, presents at conferences worldwide, and writes about Hollywood, special effects, and performance. He co-edited the book ‘Special Effects: New Histories, Theories, Contexts’ with Dan North and Bob Rehak (Palgrave-Macmillian/British Film Institute, 2015).

SteveHermanSteve Herman is VOA's White House Bureau Chief. The veteran journalist spent more than a quarter of a century in Asia, including years of reporting from Tokyo and subsequently as a VOA correspondent and bureau chief in India, Korea and Thailand. He also served in 2016 as VOA's Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, based at the State Department.

His articles, columns and reviews have been published in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Far Eastern Economic Review, Harvard Summer Review, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Japan Quarterly, Japan Times, Popular Communications, Proceedings (U.S. Naval Institute), Radio World, Shukan Bunshun, Shukan Gendai, South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Steve appears frequently on such networks and channels as ABC News 24 (Australia), ABC World News Weekend, ABS-CBN News (Philippines), Arirang TV, BBC, Buckmaster Show (KVOI Tucson), CBC Radio, the CBS Evening News, Channels TV (Nigeria), CNN, Euronews, John Batchelor Show (WABC New York), KNPR (Nevada Public Radio), Radio New Zealand and several cable news networks in India.

Steve was elected for five consecutive years to serve as Chairman of The Foreign Press in Japan (FPIJ), after completing a one-year term as President of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ). He also served a one-year term as President of the Seoul Foreign Correspondents' Club and a two-year term as a Governor of the Overseas Press Club of America. Steve also serves as the Broadcasting Board of Governors representative on the American Foreign Service Association governing board.

Follow Steve on Twitter at @W7VOA

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