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The Family

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To most Christians, Jesus is best defined by his meekness and humility. But to the Family, a secretive Christian organization, he’s the ultimate power broker. The Family’s goal is to create a Jesus-led government around the globe, but to what end?

RadioWest divider.

To most Christians, Jesus is best defined by his meekness and humility. But to the Family, a secretive Christian organization, he’s the ultimate power broker. The Family’s goal is to create a Jesus-led government around the globe, but to what end? The journalist Jeff Sharlet unwittingly embedded with the Family and he wrote a book about his experience. A new Netflix documentary builds on Sharlet’s work, and he joins us to talk about The Family and its role in American politics.

GUESTS

  • Jeff Sharlet is an associate professor of English at Dartmouth College. He's the author of two books about the Family, C Street and The Family [Indie bookstores|Amazon].
  • Jesse Moss produced and directed the five-part Netflix documentary series The Family, which is based on Sharlet's book.
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.