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Wild Bill Hickok

Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Biographer Tom Clavin joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life.

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Wednesday, we’re telling the story of famed gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Our guest is author Tom Clavin, who says it was an 1867 Harper’s Magazine article about a gambling dispute and a quick-draw duel that spread Wild Bill’s reputation as a sharp-shooter. But that fame also made him a target for men with their own dreams of glory. Clavin joins us to separate fact from fiction in Wild Bill’s life. The real stories may be better than the made-up ones. (Rebroadcast)

Tom Clavin is a journalist and author whose many books include Dodge City and Valley Forge, co-authored with Bob Drury. Clavin's new book is called Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]

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.