This is a story of a man named York.
It is also the story of how history is recorded, remembered and imagined.



Morgan Holm, Executive Producer

Morgan Holm is currently Director of News and Public Affairs at Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. He has been an assignment editor, producer and reporter in his 15 years at OPB. As director of news and public Affairs, Morgan oversees OPB's local news operation, acts as executive producer of local radio and television news/public affairs programming and manages local news content for OPB's Website.

Morgan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, where he started his journalism career at Jefferson Public Radio. In 1987, he began working for KOBI-TV as a weekend news producer, and was eventually promoted to assignment editor. He began working for OPB in 1990.

Awards include: Finalist, Livingston Young Journalists Award, 1991. Clarion Award, Best Local TV Public Affairs Program, 1997. Northwest Regional Emmy nominee, Public Affairs Series for Seven Days program, 1998-2000; and Public Affairs Special, 2004. Oregon AP Broadcasters Association, Best Public Affairs (Radio), 1990 and 1999. Other citations from the Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Directors, Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, New York Festivals, and Radio-Television News Directors Association.

Claire Schoen, Producer/Director

For the past twenty-five years Claire Schoen has been creating award-winning documentaries in radio, film and video. Her works address a wide range of subjects including: environmental education, physical disability, communications technology, genetic engineering, nuclear proliferation and Jewish culture.

Claire's recent series, Heart-to-Heart: Caring for the Dying was broadcast on over 150 public radio stations. The series was honored by both the Gracie and the Clarion awards for Best Documentary Series.

Claire's previous producer/director credits include: Mad River , an hour-long PBS documentary film about logging the Pacific Northwest Redwoods;  Voices in Exile, a 4-part radio series about undocumented Salvadoran refugees, winner of the NFCB Golden Reel; Is Our Fate in our Genes? an hour-long radio documentary on genetic engineering, which was part of the series, The DNA Files, winner of both Peabody and Dupont-Columbia awards.

Along with long-format documentaries, Claire also produces short-format radio features. She has created over 130 stories for CBS Radio's The Osgood File. She has also produced for radio shows such as Pulse of the Planet, Crossroads and The Communications Revolution .

Additionally, Claire works as a sound recordist, sound designer and mix engineer for both documentary and feature films. She worked in the sound department on The Black Stallion , which won an Academy Award in sound. She also worked on Never Cry Wolf and Apocalypse Now.

And she was the sound recordist for the Academy Award-nominated Mothers of the Plaza, a documentary film about Argentina's "dirty war".

Claire has a full-production, digital audio editing and mix facility running Digidesign's ProTools, in Berkeley, California.

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Danny Glover, Narrator

Acclaimed as an actor on stage, film, and television, Danny Glover has performed on Broadway in Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys, on television in the HBO production of Mandela and on the screen in the Lethal Weapons series, The Color Purple, The Royal Tenenbaums and many other movies. A passionate social activist, Glover is currently board chairman of the TransAfrica Forum.

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Awele Makeba, Storyteller

Awele Makeba paints pictures with words, breathes life into characters, teaches, and inspires through the power of story. Awele has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Russia, Australia, Taiwan, France, and Canada.

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Christopher Rife, Composer

Christopher Rife has been a composer for film and television since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has composed scores for a wide range of network and cable television and a number of independent features. Much of his time is spent composing for documentaries. His recent credits include the emmy nominated series 'The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow', "Ending Aids:The Search for a Vaccine" and "Nature-Can Animals Predict Disaster?" all for PBS.

Stephen Most, Consulting writer

Stephen Most is a playwright and scriptwriter. He has worked on numerous documentary films and videos. His credits include: Writer of the Great Wonders of the World series, which won an Emmy; Consulting Writer and Researcher on Promises which was also an Emmy winner; and Co-writer on Berkeley in the Sixties, which received an Academy Award nomination. He is currently writing a book about the Klamath River Basin and producing a documentary film on the same subject.

Ron Craig, Consulting Producer

Ron Craig is a documentary filmmaker. Through his production company, Filmworks Northwest, Craig tells stories of hidden heroes of history. He is currently working in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting to produce a film about York. Ron Craig has also started a second endeavor, Astoria Productions, to produce and showcase documentary films relating to environmental issues.

Scott Koue

Scott Koué, Technical Consultant

Scott Koué provided in valuable assistance as a Technical Consultant on The Undiscovered Explorer. The primary focus of his work, however, is as a sound designer and audio engineer. Koué's work has been heard in notable films (Titanic, 1997 and The Legend of Drunken Master with Jackie Chan, 1998), independent films (American Gun, 2001 and American Yearbook, 2003) as well as live theatrical producitons including, Maya Angelou's And Still I Rise, productions at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center.


Dramatic readings by

J.S. Gilbert, Michael Johnson, Danny Shorago, Robert Black, Taylor Ray, Jovelyn Richards, Sam A. Mowry, Tim True, Tim Hill, and Darius Pierce.


Additional music by New World Records

Selections from the CD's "The Early Minstrel Show" and "Don't give the name a bad Place" courtesy of New World Records.

Special thanks to Eve Epstein