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The World of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes by British illustrator Sidney Paget, 1904

The iconic detective Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed on radio, television, comic books, board and video games and of course the silver screen. The scholar Leslie Klinger says that Holmes has been popular ever since Arthur Conan Doyle first introduced him in 1887. Friday, Klinger joins us to explain why Sherlock Holmes still works as a character. It’s because he’s the person we all want to be – smart, in complete command of the situation and always doing the right thing. (Rebroadcast)

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Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.