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League of Denial

The National Football League is a multi-billion dollar empire, but keeping 85 million fans entertained has come at great cost to the players. There's an emerging public health crisis of brain damage sustained by America's gridiron warriors and thousands are suing the NFL for burying research that links football to brain damage. Monday, Doug talks to investigative journalist Mark Fainaru-Wada about what the NFL knew, when it knew it and what risk athletes take in football. 

Tuesday, October 8th, PBS Frontline premieres their new documentary "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis." Watch it at 8:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7. For listings in your area, visit Frontline.

Mark Fainaru-Wada is co-author of the book "League of Denial." [ 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.