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The Columnist

Andrew Eccles

Tuesday, we're exploring the life of Joseph Alsop, a journalist whose syndicated newspaper column ran for some five decades. Arrogant yet beloved, Alsop was among the writers who influenced not only public opinion, but who guided top politicians as well. But with the turbulent 60s came his decline in power and the unraveling of his complicated personal life. Doug is joined by Pulitzer-winning playwright David Auburn and Alsop's stepdaughter Anne Milliken for a look at "The Columnist."


  • David Auburn's play "The Columnist" runs through July 8th at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York City.[More Info]
  • Anne Milliken [nee Patten] lives in Salt Lake City.



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.