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Lunch with Orson Welles


Orson Welles is regarded as the greatest film director and one of the greatest actors of all time. On screen and off, his personality was as grand as the accolades he received, and as intricate as his films. In a book edited by the film historian Peter Biskind, Welles’ complexity, intellect and biting humor are revealed in transcribed conversations he had with the director Henry Jaglom in the years before Welles’ death. Biskind joins us to explore those dialogues and profile the genius of Orson Welles. [Rebroadcast]

Peter Biskind is a cultural critic and film historian. He's the author of many books, including Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film [Amazon|Indiebound]. He edited and introduces the new book My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles [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.