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The First Christmas

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Monday, we're talking about the story of Jesus Christ's birth. What happened on that first Christmas day, and how have we celebrated it for two thousand years? 

RadioWest divider.

Let's face it, 2000 years ago there was no such thing as Black Friday, inflatable lawn snow globes or even a Santa Claus. Whatever Christmas traditions - good or bad - have developed, the celebration is very different from its origins. Monday, Doug talks to the scholar John Dominic Crossan about what happened on the first Christmas and about what the stories of Jesus Christ's birth actually mean. (Rebroadcast)

  • John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg: The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus's Birth [Indiebound|Amazon]
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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