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Frozen in Time

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In November 1942, a U.S. cargo plane on a routine mission crashed into a Greenland glacier. A B-17 bomber was sent to rescue the downed plane’s five survivors, and it crashed too, stranding nine more men on a boundless ice field. A final rescue plane was dispatched, and it disappeared in a blizzard. In a new book, the writer Mitchell Zuckoff recounts how the nine men aboard the B-17 managed to survive for months in the frozen arctic. He joins us Wednesday to share that epic story and tell of the modern-day expedition to recover the crash’s remains.

After you read Mitchell Zuckoff's new book, Frozen in Time, you can follow the ongoing efforts to recover the wrecked Grumman Duck and it's crew on Zuckoff's blog on Boston.com.

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Mitchell Zuckoff is a professor of journalism at Boston University and the author of six books, including Lost in Shangri-La [Amazon|Indiebound] and his newest, Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II [Amazon|Indiebound].

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.