Jason Berry is an author and documentary producer. "City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans History at Year 300"  is the subject of his new film which treats jazz funerals as a prism on the city's evolution. "Up From the Cradle of Jazz: New Orleans Music Since World War II," with Jonthan Foose and Tad Jones, has an updated edition with extensive coverage of the Hurricane Katrina recovery  He has done landmark works on the crisis in the Catholic Church, including "Lead Us Not into Temptation" (1992) for which he received the ChildUSA Sean McIlMail Hero Award;"Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II" with Gerald Renner , the subject of a 2008 documentary; and "Render unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church" ," which received Investigative Reporters and Editors Best Book Award. He has received Guggenheim, NEH and Alicia Patterson fellowships. He writes frequently for The Daily Beast.