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Michael Frierson

Photo of Michael FriersonMichael Frierson (Media Studies) attended the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its 20th annual Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in  December in Lima, Peru.  Frierson shot and edited short videos with Justin Catanoso, director of Wake Forest’s journalism program, who is a freelance journalist covering environmental and climate change issues. The videos were produced as part of Catanoso’s coverage for BusinessInsider.com, and will be used for a presentation on COP 20 at the Wake Forest Center on Energy, Environment and Sustainability.

Also, Frierson was interviewed for the forthcoming documentary “Klansville, USA” for the PBS series American Experience. Frierson’s father, Dargan Frierson, was an FBI agent in Greensboro during the 1960s and worked extensively with COINTERLPRO: WHITE HATE, an FBI program designed to infiltrate and disrupt the Klan. Frierson produced a personal one hour documentary about his father in 2009 called “FBI KKK.”

“Klansville, USA” premiered on PBS on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. A trailer for the film is here: Klansville, USA trailer, and an excerpt from the film is available here: The Klan and the FBI.