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Dr. William J. Birnes

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • PhD
    New York University
  • law degree
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BoA:Audio, Season V
binnallofamerica.com, 10 April 2010 [cached]
We start things out by having Bill address the cancellation of UFO Hunters and he speculates on what factors led to the program's demise. He talks about some of the stories which he thinks UFO Hunters "got too close too" and may have sealed the fate of the program. He also reflects on some of the dealing with the network as the show was spiraling towards cancellation.
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The conversation then turns towards some of the frightening stories that Bill have covered over the years and he shares the story of being subpoenaed by the FBI regarding TWA Flight 800.
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This segues into the Birnes talking about their pre-Day After Roswell meeting with Jamie Shandera and how his psychic girlfriend told Bill he'd be the one to reveal UFO secrets to the world.
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Leaving The Day After Roswell behind, we pose the philosophical question of why Bill and Nancy stayed in the UFO field after the furor the book had caused and their limited glimpse of the ugly side of UFO studies.
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Nancy and Bill also reflect on the saga that was the transference of ownership of UFO Magazine.
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Bringing things down to a personal level, we find out about Bill Birnes' family background, including how his father was a vaudeville performer partnered with George Burns, which is the origin of the "Birnes" name.
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Circling back around to UFO Hunters, Bill shares some stories about the budget issues surrounding the program and one tale of a person who was interviewed on the show and ended up on the cutting room floor due to technical issues surrounding the creation of the program.
Closing things out, we find out what's next Bill and Nancy Birnes, UFO Magazine, the UFO Hunters concept, and their new podcast Future Theater.
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William J. Birnes is a New York Times best-selling author, a magazine publisher, and a New York literary publishing agent who has written and edited over twenty-five books and encyclopedias in the fields of human behavior, true crime, current affairs, history, psychology, business, computing, and the paranormal. As publisher of the nationally distributed "UFO Magazine," editor of The UFO Encyclopedia published by Pocket Books, and co-author, with the nation?s top radio talk-show host, George Noory, of A Worker In The Light and Journey to the Light, Dr. Birnes has added to his list of publications in the UFO/Paranormal field, which include: The Day After Roswell, Unsolved UFO Mysteries, and The Haunting of the Presidents.
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William Birnes received his Ph.D. from New York University in 1974 while he was an Instructor of English at Trenton State College in New Jersey where he taught structural linguistics and historical linguistics as well as literature and writing. Professor Birnes was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, a Lily Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and a grants award judge for the National Endowment forthe Arts. His websites are ufomag.com and futuretheater.com.
Nancy Hayfield Birnes is a writer, publisher, and editor. A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, she founded Shadow Lawn Press in 1983, and in 2003 she co-founded Filament Books, an electronic book clubin partnership with eBook Technologies, Inc. She is the editor of two editions of the McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programming Encyclopedia, and has written two cookbooks: Cheaper and Better and Zapcraft, both of which have enjoyed multiple printings and a healthy afterlife on the web. Her first novel, Cleaning House, has been translated into six foreign languages and has been published in nine countries. She is currently a director and the editor-in-chief of UFO Magazine, an international monthly publication, as well as a host on Future Theater, a weekly radio program. Her websites are ufomag.com and futuretheater.com.
Out There TV Conspiracies, Coverups, UFOs, Paranormal Topics From Pahrump, Nevada - Past Guests Page
www.crosswynd.com, 15 Oct 2006 [cached]
SEPTEMBER 10, 2006 - BILL BIRNES, PUBLISHER OF UFO MAGAZINE CHECKS IN WITH HIS MONTHLY UFO UPDATE.Men In Black And The 20TH Anniversary Special Issue Of UFO Magazine. www.ufomag.com
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JULY 16, 2006 - BILL BIRNES, PUBLISHER OF UFO MAGAZINE.Bill is also co-author with Col.Phillip Corso of The Day After Roswell.Tonight Bill gives us his monthly UFO report.Program # 224
William J. Birnes, Ph.D., publisher of UFO Magazine, is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Day After Roswell with the late Lt.Col.
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Dr. Birnes is also president of the Shadow Lawn Press, a book production company. He joins us on Out There in this the first of regularly scheduled appearances to keep us up to date on events in the world of UFOlogy.
Tonight Bill Birnes talks about the featured article by Whitley Strieber, author of Communion, The Key, Transformation and Whitley's latest book to be released this fall, The Grays.
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JUNE 4, 2006 - 1st Guest, BILL BIRNES - Publisher Of UFO Magazine And Co-Author With Col.Phillip Corso Of The Day After Roswell.Bill Gives Us His Monthly UFO Report.Program # 219
William J. Birnes, Ph.D., publisher of UFO Magazine, is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Day After Roswell with the late Lt.Col.
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Dr. Birnes is also president of the Shadow Lawn Press, a book production company. He joins us on Out There in this the first of regularly scheduled appearances to keep us up to date on events in the world of UFOlogy.
THE STINGRAY: The story of the SOLE SURVIVOR
www.thestingray.net, 12 Nov 2000 [cached]
William J. Birnes, publisher of Shadow Lawn Press says: "Mark Burnett, the series producer, gave us his unique perspective in his bestseller SURVIVOR: THE ULTIMATE GAME.
• Filament Book CLub •
www.filamentbookclub.com, 14 June 2013 [cached]
William J. Birnes
Filament Books CEO and co-founder, Bill is a New York Times best-selling author, the publisher of UFO Magazine, and a New York literary publishing agent who has written and edited over twenty-five books and encyclopedias in the fields of human behavior, true crime, current affairs, history, psychology, business, computing, and the paranormal.
Recently, Bill completed a textbook for Academic Press on the corporate psychology of police task-force personnel involved in long-term multi-jurisdictional investigations of serial and sexual homicides. As a literary agent and book producer, his recent best-seller on The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal lists was The Black Dahlia Avenger (Arcade, 2003). His previous bestseller as an author was The Day After Roswell in 1997. On Labor Day, A&E broadcast the movie, "The Riverman," based on the book, The Riverman that Bill wrote with detective Bob Keppel about how serial killer Ted Bundy helped police track the Green River Killer Gary Ridgway.
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As publisher of the nationally distributed UFO Magazine, editor of The UFO Encyclopedia published by Pocket Books, and co-author, with the nation's top radio talk-show host, George Noory, of A Worker In The Light, Dr. Birnes has added to his list of publications in the UFO/Paranormal field, which include: The Day After Roswell, Unsolved UFO Mysteries, The Haunting of the Presidents, and, as a fiction writer, with George Noory, the forthcoming Nero Blaze: The Time Being at Tor/Forge.
UFO Hunter - Bill ...
thejob.podbean.com, 10 Dec 2010 [cached]
UFO Hunter - Bill Birnes
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Bill Birnes is the editor of UFO Magazine and the host of UFO Hunters on the History Channel.
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UFO Hunter - Bill Birnes
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