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John Wayne: The Life and Legend


Tuesday, we're talking about the life and career of one of Hollywood's biggest legends, John Wayne. Of course, any time you're talking Westerns, the landscape of Utah plays a role as well. Wayne starred in many movies filmed here like The Searchers, El Dorado and Rio Grande. Wayne was also in the St. George area in 1956 filming The Conqueror – downwind from nuclear weapons tests. Doug is joined by biographer Scott Eyman and BYU film historian James D'Arc to talk about The Duke on and off screen. (Rebroadcast)

Scott Eyman is the author of John Wayne: The Life and Legend[Amazon|Indiebound]

James D'Arc is curator of BYU's Motion Picture Archive and author of When Hollywood Came to Town: The History of Moviemaking in Utah  [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.