Salt Lake City, UT – In the early 20th century, painter Maynard Dixon used a modernist style to depict the endless skies and towering mesas of the American West. In a new documentary from KUED Channel 7, producer Nancy Green profiles this authentic, iconoclastic, self-created individual. Doug talks to Nancy, along with Dixon's son Daniel and others about the heart and spirit of the West, as seen through Maynard Dixon's art, poetry and social conscience.
Salt Lake City – Saturday, November 11th is Veteran's Day, a day devoted to honoring U.S. military veterans across the country. It's especially poignant that during an unpopular war, Americans on both sides are making it clear that they support the troops in their efforts in Iraq. This was not the case for soldiers returning from Vietnam. Producer Anne Milliken brings us this profile of Utah veteran Quinn Overton of Orem, who, by the age of 24 had already fought in two wars in Kosovo and Iraq.
Salt Lake City, UT – The makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives may have shifted, but the delegation from Utah will remain the same. On Utah's Capitol Hilll, Republicans maintained their overwhelming dominance in both chambers. KUER's Jenny Brundin and Tasha Cook report:
Salt Lake City, UT – More than 21,000 American soldiers have been wounded in Iraq, and a new documentary asks what happens when those soldiers come home. Director Richard Hankin and Producer Meredith Lavitt Williams join Doug to talk about the Feldbusch family, whose son Jeremy deployed to Iraq at the age of 21. Some four months later, a piece of shrapnel lodged in his brain leaving him permanently blind. Home Front chronicles Jeremy's physical and emotional recovery, and the very real, personal cost of war.