Utah NOW Show Archives: July 2008 Shows
This week on Utah NOW the historian Susan Sessions Rugh will be with us. In her new book, "Are We There Yet?" she traces the evolution of the family vacation from its beginnings in the forties to it's decline in the seventies. We'll talk about the changing patterns of family life and the tradition of the American road trip.
This week on Utah NOW, the pictures that changed the world of art forever.
We're profiling the blockbuster exhibition that has opened at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. It's a collection of masterworks from names like Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. We'll talk about the art, about the movement it began and the story of its creation.
This week on Utah NOW, we're profiling Moab as a community and as a model for the "new west".
Environmentalists had hoped the city would be a new economic model for the rural American West, that it would shift away from industries like mining and cattle and instead use as its centerpiece the beauty of the land and its remarkable terrain. A few decades into this experiment and we'll see how it's working out.