Bob Lavner’s concern with war’s residue dates to his days as a journalism student at Long Island University. His instructor in a scriptwriting class liked his Civil War play well enough to arrange its sale and eventual airing by CBS television. Interrupted by two years of military service along Germany’s Iron Curtain border, Bob resumed his career as a caption writer for UPI photos, a position that allowed him - via his viewing lamp - to be among the first Americans to witness construction of the Berlin Wall. In a return journey only months later, he toured the Communist Germany he’d recently opposed as a soldier. Bob and his wife Rena are longtime residents of Bergen County, New Jersey. As a newsman, writer-reporter, and media specialist, he has worked on both sides of the Hudson River.