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Mark Hofmann Part One: Jared Hess And Tyler Measom

"Murder Among the Mormons"

October 15, 1985 was one of those idyllic Salt Lake City fall days: deep blue skies, trees covered in red and gold leaves. And then, two pipe bombs exploded in different parts of the city, killing two people. 

As the details of the bombings started to emerge, the story took a bizarre turn to implicate a man who, just a short time later, became the target of a third bomb. Rare documents dealer Mark Hofmann survived, but authorities were baffled by what they were learning about him. Hofmann was a 31-year-old wunderkind dealer who had the seemingly magical ability to sniff out and uncover lost historical documents. And his specialty was finding documents about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – documents that didn’t always confirm church teachings. With the release of the new Netflix docuseries Murder Among the Mormons, we’ll examine the many sides of Hofmann’s story with directors Tyler Measom and Jared Hess this Friday at noon. 

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.