St. Elmo's Fire

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Director Joel Schumacher and  I co-wrote this film Inspired by a short story "St. Elmo's Fire" I wrote in college.  

The Polio Story/A Shot To Save The World

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The Smithsonian Channel and the BBC broadcast "Shot" with Bill Gates talking about the Salk vaccine and  polio eradication

Writer/Filmmaker/Educator

Writer/Filmmaker/EducatorWriter/Filmmaker/EducatorWriter/Filmmaker/Educator

It all started with a short story I wrote  about a waitress I met working as a bellhop at the St. Elmo Hotel... 

My Tale of Two Cities

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A film about coming home and the comeback story of one of America's great cities, the real life "Mister Rogers  Neighborhood"

The Shot Felt Round The World

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Burden of Genius

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Transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas Starzl turned organ transplantation into a routine miracle that saved countless lives 


Thoughts from C.K. Lander

The Shot Felt Round The World

How Jonas Salk and his team at the University of Pittsburgh pulled together with the country to develop the polio vaccine and conquer the most feared disease of the twentieth century.   Read "The Deadly Polio Epidemic and Why It Matters for Coronavirus"

Burden Of Genius Sneak Peak

A new feature documentary on legendary transplant pioneer Dr. Tom Starzl 

My Tale of Two Cities

A comeback story of coming home and how the city which built America with its steel, conquered polio, and invented everything from aluminum to the Big Mac, reinvented itself for a new age 

St. Elmo's Fire

First jobs, first apartments, first loves.   The freshman year of life. 

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