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RadioWest and Utah Film Center have partnered to present the best in documentary filmmaking. We talk with established and new directors who are changing the way audiences see the world and then screen their films.

Through the Lens: The Central Park Five

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Friday, Doug is live with filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon for a conversation about their new PBS documentary "The Central Park Five." In 1989, a white woman was brutally raped and beaten in New York's Central Park. Five black and Latino teens from Harlem were pilloried by the press and convicted by the criminal justice system. But then in 2002, the real rapist confessed and DNA evidence helped exonerate the five men. Next week, we're screening the film as part of our Through the Lens documentary series.

On Wednesday, April 3, RadioWest, Utah Film Center and KUED Channel 7 present "The Central Park Five" at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with seats available on a first come basis. The screening begins at 7:00 p.m. Sarah Burns and David McMahon will be on-hand for a Q&A immediately following the film. [More Information]

The Central Park Five premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED Channel 7.

On April 17, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. MT, The New York Times will host a live "Times Talk" called "Justice and the Central Park Five." It's an on-line discussion hosted by Times reporter Jim Dwyer. He'll be joined by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and four of the exonerated - Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. That will be available online at http://NYTimes.com/Cityroom.

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.