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Seventy-five years after his creation, Superman remains one of America’s most cherished cultural icons.  His legend laid the bedrock of the comic book world and precipitated the very idea of the superhero. In his new biography of the man of steel, Larry Tye chronicles Superman’s creation story and the adventures of the men and women who have ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations. Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Tye about America’s most enduring hero.

Larry Tye referred to this image of Superman at the end of his day by Alex Ross. Is he pensive? Depressed?



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.
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