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A Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell

Wednesday, a conversation with celebrated author Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell was in Utah as a guest of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which gave us the chance to sit down with him. We discussed his new book David and Goliath - which argues there can be advantages to what we think of as adversity. But we also got a little personal and talked about why Gladwell quit the boy scouts after one week, the influence of his unconventional parents and why bad reviews don't really bother him.

Malcolm Gladwell delivered the inaugural Sam Rich Lecture Series hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics. For more information on the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute, click here.

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.