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Putin's Way

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With plummeting oil prices, tensions in Ukraine, and the ruble flagging, the world’s eyes are on Russia and its enigmatic president. Vladimir Putin entered office in 2000 as Boris Yeltsin’s chosen successor, and since then, accusations of criminality and corruption have surrounded him. Tuesday, PBS is airing a documentary about Putin’s rise to power. Journalist Gillian Findlay joins us to examine how Putin’s accumulation of wealth and power has led to what critics call an authoritarian regime.FRONTLINE's documentary "Putin's Way" airs on PBS stations across the country on Tuesday, January 13. It's showing on KUED Channel 7 at 9 p.m. DETAILS

Gillian Findlay hosts and reports for CBC Television's investigative program, the fifth estate, which co-produced "Putin's Way."

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.