Tom Jennings

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Tom Jennings is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. He has written, produced, and directed more than 400 hours of programming on topics including politics, religion, history, crime, sports, mystery, and travel. He has produced films all around the globe, always looking for new ways to tell stories that are informative and entertaining. Jennings’ award-nominated and winning body of work includes Smithsonian Channel’s MLK: The Assassination Tapes (George Foster Peabody Award); National Geographic’s Challenger Disaster: Lost Tapes (Emmy Award winner and Royal Television Society nominee).

Tom’s company, 1895 Films, is currently producing Smithsonian Channel’s award-winning series The Lost Tapes. He is also producing a new series for National Geographic titled In Their Own Words – a spin-off from his company’s highly successful profile of Princess Diana, called Diana: In Her Own Words. Tom also produced a special for National Geographic titled Apollo: Missions to the Moon, which aired in July 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of NASA’s historic moon landing. Tom started his career as a print journalist, writing for publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Associated Press. In 1994, he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for investigative reporting.



Past shows:

Making Compelling Documentaries / The Dogman Phenomenon

Tom Jennings described his unique documentary filmmaking methods. Joedy Cook recounted terrifying accounts of the entity known as "Dogman." More »

Last Night

Cybersecurity expert Kevin Mitnick discussed cybercrime and protecting ourselves against it. Followed by researcher Howard Martin, who shared the science linking heart function with health, emotional well-being, and intelligence.

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