Witnessing History


Cognizant of the almost complete absence of high quality programming about the Civil War and American History on television, Witnessing History, LLC, was organized by Kent Masterson Brown and Douglas High in 2007 to fill that void.  Witnessing History, LLC produces for television and retail sales high definition DVD productions on the Civil War and other aspects of American History that are thoughtfully written, brilliantly illustrated and sensitively scored, so as to bring to life the people and events that shaped the nation.  As an adjunct to the production of high definition DVD documentaries, Witnessing History, LLC provides guided tours of battlefields and notable historic sites.

Kent Masterson Brown

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Born in Lexington, Kentucky on February 5, 1949, Kent Masterson Brown is a 1971 graduate of Centre College of Kentucky; he received his juris doctor degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia in 1974. Mr. Brown has practiced law for forty-three years from offices in Lexington, Kentucky and as counsel to Webster, Chamberlain & Bean in Washington, D.C. Mr. Brown was the creator and first editor ... Read More »

Chris Yelton – Editor

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Talk to Chris for any length of time and you know one thing about him. He loves to tell stories. With nearly 15 years as a video editor, Chris has been able to craft all kinds of stories from opera singing football players to humanitarian efforts across the globe to important events in our history. Chris finds inspiration everyday in the rich history of Kentucky and in the lives of ... Read More »

Neil Kesterson – Dynamix Productions

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For over twenty-five years, owner Neil Kesterson has been a sound designer for film, video, television, theatre, games, web, and multimedia.  His very first sound design job was to recreate the Bell X-1 breaking the sound barrier, of which pilot and aviation legend Chuck Yeager said was the most realistic he had ever heard. Neil Kesterson's work has been heard on most major television and radio networks, in theaters, on video, ... Read More »

Jared Hamm

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Jared, a Creative Services Producer at WLEX-TV and field videographer for Witnessing History, took his first steps into the world of video production when he was just ten years old. In 1989, his family purchased a Magnavox VHS camcorder for home movies. It wasn't long before Jared and his brother were creating stop-motion animations and re-creating skits for school projects. Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky's School of Journalism ... Read More »

Devon Ramage

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Devon, Director of Creative Services at WLEX-TV and field videographer for Witnessing History, started his career in broadcast in 1996 as a senior in high school. He started running studio camera and became a news videographer at WPSD in Paducah, Kentucky. From there, he moved to Lexington to go to college.  While attending the University of Kentucky, Devon also worked full-time for WLEX and then WTVQ.  While working for various ... Read More »

Clark D. Cranfill – Music Composer

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Clark has always been a lover of music and history, so the combination of the two provides all the needed inspiration for “Daniel Boone: The Opening of the American West”. Clark’s early musical training took him through guitar, saxophone, and eventually percussion. Throughout adolescence he was blessed to study under some of the best percussion professors in the country (Brian Mason, Jim Campbell, and others). In his college years, Clark ... Read More »

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