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Through The Lens: ‘All In: The Fight For Democracy’

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In 1789, when General George Washington became the first president of the newly minted United States of America, 6% of the population was eligible to vote. 

Today, that number is considerably higher, but keeping voters from the polls – through gerrymandering, access to polls, voter ID laws, cuts to early voting and other forms of voter suppression – has a history as old as our country. The documentary All In: The Fight for Democracy follows a group of activists in their efforts to keep our polls open to everyone, and this Friday at noon, we’ll talk with Mother Jones senior reporter Ari Berman about the history of voting rights and voter suppression in America. 

Please join us for our free online screening of All In: The Fight for Democracy followed by a Q&A with co-directors Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. MDT. You can find the link to the screening at UtahFilmCenter.org. 

Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and the author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.[Bookshop | Amazon| Audible]

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.