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Through the Lens: Dateline - Saigon

Join us Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. for the next installment in our Through the Lens series, presented in partnership with the Utah Film Center.

New York Times reporter David Halberstam says when the government's twisting the truth, reporters have their biggest role to play. The new film DATELINE – SAIGON explores that idea through the work of Halberstam and four Pulitzer-prize winning journalists known as the "Saigon Boys." Young reporters in the early days of the Vietnam War, they were soon at odds with the Kennedy White House, and their work landed them on South Vietnamese assassination lists. Filmmaker Thomas Herman says though that their work ushered in an era of journalism aimed at holding the government accountable.

On Thursday, April 10, Thomas Herman joins Doug on RadioWest to talk about his film.

We're presenting a free Work-in-Progress screening of DATELINE – SAIGON Wednesday, April 16th at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center at 7:00 p.m. Thomas Herman will be on-hand for a Q&A following the film to answer your questions. The event is free, and seats are available on a first-come basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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.