National Televison Appearances
The TODAY Show got Jonathan to trace the origins of Sleepy Hollow's Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and the Headless Horseman in a featured segment at the Old Dutch Church and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The Travel Channel - MYSTERIES at the MUSEUM
Don Wildman convinced Jonathan to reveal th mystery of the Headless Horseman. The ghost did not get decapitated at a "nameless battle" during the American Revolution. "M at M" even found an actor to portray the author of "Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow" finding the smoking cannon of a primary source.
CBS Sunday Morning featured Jonathan to help show
the traditional art of storytelling thriving in the early
21st century. Airing September 2012, Serena Altschul interviewed storytellers with Jonathan, including Margaret Read MacDoanld, Donald Davis and "Moth" racontuers like Nathan Lane.
The Cold Spring community gathered round the bonfire
to listen and play a part.
Jonathan Kruk, mustachioed with flowing hair
sums up the headless horseman's ghostly gallop
for the National Geographic Channel in a feature
on Sleepy Hollow in 2000.
The O'Reilly Factor
While doing an afternoon show, in October 2014,
at the Old Dutch Church for a school group,
Jonathan's wife Andrea Sadler, a Canadian, noticed a
news crew near the Headless Horseman statue in Sleepy Hollow.
She informed them I was the expert on the subject,
and they asked for an interview. Imagine the surprise of
discovering it was Chris Watters from now disgraced
The O'Reilly Factor! Skip to 2:50.
Listen in to Fieldstone Common with host Marian Pierre-Louis who talks
to Jonathan Kruk, author of Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley.