About the filmmakers

Al CrossExecutive Producer

Al Cross is director of the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. He began his career at the Clinton County News in Albany, where he knew Murl Conner as a farmer and veteran, not as a decorated soldier.

Jeff Hoagland, Writer and Director

Jeff is a writer, director and editor from Lexington, KY.  He has produced and written for projects airing on National Geographic Channel, The Military Channel, and KET, and has nearly fifteen years’ experience as a freelance writer, editor, and project manager in a variety of fields.

Janet WhitakerAssociate Producer

Janet has over 30 years of experience as a Director and Producer of documentary film and television, primarily at KET.