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Each year, RadioWest sits down for in-depth conversations with filmmakers and producers during the Sundance Film Festival. Just like the festival, the RadioWest team has eclectic taste. We hope you enjoy the diversity of topics as much as we do.

Sundance 2020: 'Church And The Fourth Estate'

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Director Brian Knappenberger’s Sundance documentary short Church and the Fourth Estate tells one man’s story–and the efforts to cover it up and silence him–of sexual abuse at the hands of his Scout leader when he was in middle school. 

When young Adam Steed reported to authorities that his Scout leader was sexually abusing not only him, but a number of boys in their camp, they told him not to tell his parents and that they would take care of it. But Adam did tell, even as some local leaders in his small, conservative Idaho community did what they could keep the story from spreading. Steed’s story is just one among thousands of similar tales in the Scouting world, where sexual abuse allegations have grown in alarming numbers in recent years.  

GUESTS

  • Brian Knappenberger, documentary filmmaker 
  • Adam Steed, subject of the Sundance film Church and the Fourth Estate. He works with those Syrian refugees and those overcoming trauma. 
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.