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The Education Of Amb. Samantha Power

Stephen Kelleghan

Samantha Power was going to be a sports reporter. But her plans changed in 1989 when she saw Chinese protestors — students fighting for democracy — fired upon by their own government. 

The Tiananmen Square Massacre changed Power’s course, taking her down a path that led her to the Balkans as a war correspondent, then to winning a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction and eventually to New York City where she served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Former Ambassador Power has used her wide-ranging education, both formal and informal, to advocate for human rights across the world, believing that each of us has a role in promoting human dignity. 

Amb. Samantha Power’s book is The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir. [IndieBound|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.