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Into the Silence

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Mallory (back row, 2nd from left) and the 1924 Everest team

Thursday, Doug is joined by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis for a look at British attempts to conquer Mount Everest in the early 1920s. George Mallory is the most recognizable name from the expeditions, but Davis wanted to go beyond the icon of mountaineering to explore the spirit that drew the group to such heights. Davis has called the expeditions "a mission of regeneration and redemption for a nation bled white by war." His book is called "Into the Silence."

 

 

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.