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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2014: Ivory Tower

  Last year, student loan debt in America topped $1 trillion. That fact led filmmaker Andrew Rossi to investigate whether higher education is actually worth the sky-rocketing cost of tuition. His latest documentary film, Ivory Tower, examines the costs and benefits of college, and it tries to find out what higher ed is really all about, what it does well, where it fails, and whether the growing number of alternatives to university are actual viable. Rossi joins us Thursday to talk about his film as we continue our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival.

Ivory Tower is screening at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary category. Screenings will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Prospector Square Theatre in Park City, and Saturday at noon at the Egyptian Theatre, also in Park City. For more information, visit the Sundance Film Festival 2014 web site.

  • Andrew Rossi directed and co-produced Ivory Tower. His film Page One premiered at Sundance in 2011. 
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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