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John Barbours World, July 13, 2015

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with Merlin Miller Presidential Candidate & JP Sotille

John Barbour's World

Interview part 1: Merline Miller, Presidential Candidate 

Interview part 2: JP Sotille, journalist

Guest, Merlin Miller

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Merlin Miller
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MERLIN L. MILLER was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. He served several years in the U.S. Army where he commanded two units and then worked as an Industrial Engineering Manager for Michelin Tire Company. In 1983, he was accepted into the University of Southern California’s “Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program,” graduating in 1985 with an MFA degree in Cinema/Television. He subsequently became an independent screenwriter, motion picture producer/director, and instructor.

Merlin’s award winning films include; “A Place to Grow” starring Gary Morris, Tracy Kristofferson, John Beck and Wilford Brimley, and “Jericho” starring Mark Valley, Leon Coffee, Lisa Stewart, R. Lee Ermey and Buck Taylor.

His vision is to build a viable and far-reaching alternative to Hollywood…one that can help shape a more positive destiny for the marginalized, yet traditionally valued American majority. In recent years, Merlin wrote a historical treatise, “The American Dream”, and published several articles, connecting military, political and media intrigues.

In 2007/8, Merlin became politically active – in support of Ron Paul’s Presidential campaign. In 2012, he was recruited by a small independent political party to be their Presidential candidate. During the course of campaigning, Merlin appeared in numerous radio, television and print interviews, wrote “Our Vision for America”, and visited Iran – meeting with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Merlin plans to produce “False Flag”, a critically important motion picture, and help build a coalition of nationalist, populist, and patriot organizations. United, this coalition could end pervasive political corruption, and help restore America’s traditional goodness – as a freedom-based, constitutional republic. This political effort has led to formation in 2015 of the American Eagle Party – “We the People” Restoring our Republic”.

He has been married for 40 years to Susan, and they have 4 grown daughters,  three of whom also graduated from West Point and are currently serving in the U.S. Army. (L: Merlin with former Congressman and “father of the Tea Party”, Dr. Ron Paul, during the 2008 Rally to Restore the Republic.)

John Barbours World

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John Barbour "the godfather of reality TV" created, co-hosted, co-produced, and wrote 'Real People' - the first reality show, which was number one on NBC for three years during the early 1980's.

Barbour moved to the United States in the early sixties. His comedy act, particularly his 1965 album, It's Tough to Be White, dealt in part with civil rights and black-white relations.

Barbour hosted the pilot for The Gong Show in the mid '70s, and was a regular panelist on the 1988 Canadian (US syndicated) version of Liar's Club.

Barbour portrayed game show host Harry Monte in a 1975 episode of Sanford and Son.

John Produced, Wrote, and Hosted 'Ernie Kovacs: TV's Original Genius,'for Showtime that aired later on PBS. At the time it was reviewed as 'the best documentary about a performer!'

He also directed and wrote the 1992 documentary The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes. This film covers the investigation of District Attorney Jim Garrison, who, after the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, decided to further investigate the official report given by the Warren Commission. The documentary hypothesizes connections between the assassination and the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and other organizations and foreign affairs issues. The film won an award in 1993 at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.

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