STEPHEN FOLEY: an amateur Irish historian, on disability leave, leads the Marine Corps to the stunning renaming of the participants in the iconic Joe Rosenthal picture of the second flag raising on Iwo Jima
Why I believe John “Doc” Bradley knew he wasn’t in the Joe Rosenthal “Iwo Jima Flag Raising” image and why he would have kept it to himself
As promised, the original story in the Omaha World-Herald is here along with the outstanding graphic evidence (that is magnifiable) that was used by amateur historians to convince the United States Marine Corps to investigate whether the identities of the “Flag Raisers” were accurate.
Matt Morgan, LtCol USMC (ret), and the producer of “The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima” joins us to discuss his time with the Marine Corps Public Affairs Office in Los Angeles where he became familiar with the film industry and producing for a high quality channel like The Smithsonian Channel.
We’ll also discuss Matt’s experience as a new producer, selling the idea of a documentary to an industry that is always looking for “the next best thing.” Matt discusses the choice to produce on your own or to partner with a studio or another producer as well as the interesting sidebars that come from doing original.