wildly curious
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

America's Gilded Capital

7-29-13_this_town.jpg

You've heard the lament that Washington DC is hopelessly divided, but journalist Mark Leibovich says the real problem is that everyone is interconnected. As he sees it, the new bipartisan ideal is getting rich, and whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, the ultimate goal is self-perpetuation. Leibovich has just published a scathing, insider's view called "This Town," and Monday, he joins Doug to pull back the curtain on the big politics, big money, big media and big egos that fuel our nation's capital.

Mark Leibovich is chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, based in Washington, D.C.  He's the author of The New Imperialists [Amazon/Indiebound], a collection of profiles of technology pioneers and his latest This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital [Amazon/Indiebound]

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.