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                  JOHN DAVID KLEIN

John David Klein spent most of his career as a national television newsman and TV talk show anchor. During his 30-year-plus broadcast news career, he reported for NBC, ABC and local stations in Chicago, New York City and Washington DC. 

Why would a reporter develop this radical view of the human mind rather than a professional from the field? It came with the privilege of a unique and very hands-on education. The co-inventor of the airplane Wilbur Wright summed it up in 1901. 

"Now, there are two ways of learning to ride a fractious horse: one is to get on him and learn by actual practice how each motion and trick may be best met; the other is to sit on a fence and watch the beast a while and then retire to the house and at leisure figure out the best way of overcoming his jumps and kicks. The latter system is the safer, but the former, on the whole, turns out the larger proportion of good riders. It is very much the same thing in learning to ride a flying machine."

The same principles apply to riding horses, flying machines and learning the workings of the human mind. In this case as a reporter riding the fractious horse of human understanding first-hand knowledge came by experiencing, interviewing and in some cases by intimately interacting with and getting to know, sometimes personally, people in a thousand different places in a thousand different circumstances, mostly stress producing. 

Good reporters are trained to be Transdisciplinary researchers. So since John David is a dyslexic polymath his book, A NEW PSYCHOLOGY.COM Seeing The Unseen not only uses the expected insights from the disciplines of linguistics and psychology, but also dissimilar perceptions springing from philosophy, sociology, anthropology, archeology, religion, pharmacology, evolutionary theory, neuroscience, history, literature, education, medicine, physics and various off-shoots of behavioral and cultural studies, including pop culture.

As a reporter John David traveled 42 states and three countries reporting both hard and human-interest stories. He has reported from the White House, interviewing four presidents. He reported from both houses of Congress, the Supreme Court, the State Department and D o D. He filed stories from Gold mines thousands of feet under and 1300 feet up on top the roof of the first World Trade Center. His work was nationally known and he is well respected within the broadcast news community.

Curiosity has always propelled him; his first newscast was at age 14 on radio in Orlando Florida. His first newspaper job was at age 16. 

Since college, he had wanted to write about his different view of psychology. He decided to take time off to finally research and write about this novel view of human beings. He originally planned to take only four years off from the news business to write about these aspects of the human mind that had fascinated him. The four years turned into more than a dozen years and the fascination turned into a bit of an obsession. Thus, it was much, much later than most that he found what he was actually supposed to be doing, his purpose in life.

All during his travels and reporting he met, experienced and witnessed thousands of  people who were unnecessarily suffering, as were those who were trying to help. Endeavoring to change this,  his energies are devoted to disseminating his original and somewhat controversial insights about the nature of the human mind.

He attended Rollins College in Winter Park Florida graduating with a double major of Sociology and anthropology. Originally aiming to become a psychotherapist he wrote papers on the psychological roots of creativity and spirituality before being seduced into the fun of full-time TV.  He began but never completed post-graduate work toward a Ph.D in psychology.

He married and divorced two exceptionally beautiful and intelligent but very differ women. He served in the United States Marine Corps, active duty and reserves and has traveled the world extensively, living for a while in Europe.

An idiotically incorrigible collector, among other things he collects first edition and rare books, Federal-era furniture and East Asian porcelain. He holds a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, takes Ashtanga Yoga and Ti Chi, scuba dives, periodically bikes the streets of Manhattan and beyond with friends and plays astonishingly, embarrassingly, terrible dyslexic tennis.