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Herbert Krosney

Herbert Krosney is a writer and award-winning documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He is the author of the new National Geographic book, The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. As a filmmaker with more than 30 years' experience, he has worked for BBC, PBS, The History Channel, CBC (Canada) and ZDF (Germany).

Following his graduation from Harvard, Krosney began his career as a reporter for The Albany Times-Union newspaper, then served in the U.S. Army. He moved into the television arena as a documentary producer and writer, working in his early career for CBS, ABC, and National Educational Television (predecessor to PBS). In 1968 he was hired to head the documentary department of Israel Television and in 1970 he formed his own Israel and New York-registered companies.

Among his many investigative documentaries, several of which have won awards, are The Russian Connection a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and PBS co-production; The Islamic Bomb and The Secrets of Samarra, both co-produced with BBC Panorama; Ivan the Terrible: The Demjanjuk Factor, broadcast on BBC-1 and PBS; Blood and Iron: The Story of the German War Machine, produced for A&E/The History Channel, FR3 (France), Discovery (Europe), and MPI Home Video; Jerusalem with Martin Gilbert and Israel: Birth of a Nation, for A&E/The History Channel; and Millennia Junction: The Holy Land Through the Ages, co-produced with Israel's commercial channel. He recently completed Invisible Blessings: A Story of Nuclear Science and Medicine and The Boys, on a group of Holocaust orphans permitted into Britain after World War ll.

In addition to The Lost Gospel, Krosney has written several other books, including Beyond Welfare: Poverty in the Supercity and Deadly Business: Legal Deals and Outlaw Weapons. He is co-author of The Islamic Bomb: The Nuclear Threat to Israel and the Middle East.