8/21/08: Gonzo - The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson | KUER 90.1

8/21/08: Gonzo - The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Salt Lake City, UT – The term "gonzo" was coined to describe Hunter S. Thompson's first-person literary approach to journalism. His reporting on everything from the Hell's Angels to the Kentucky Derby to presidential campaigns was always irreverent, frequently exaggerated, but never what you'd expect. In a new documentary, filmmaker Alex Gibney has created a striking portrait of Hunter S. Thompson, and Thursday he joins us, along with historian Douglas Brinkley, for a look at one of America's greatest mavericks.

Alex Gibney's film "Gonzo" closes tonight at the Broadway Center Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. There are four screenings throughout the day. For details, click here or call (801) 321-0310.

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