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12/16/11: Santa Claus - A Biography

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Some of you may be expecting a visit from that jolly Santa Claus next weekend.(If you've been good that is.) But just who is this man that will magically slide down your chimney? His family tree goes back to the fourth century Bishop of Myra, Saint Nicholas, and with the passing generations, his story has changed to suit the times. Historian Gerry Bowler joins Doug for a biographical look at Santa Claus. (Rebroadcast) Books and Music from Today's RadioWest:

 

 

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.