Utah NOW Show Archives: November 2008 Shows
This week on Utah NOW, we're repeating our profile of 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.
This week on Utah NOW we're profiling the Body World's exhibit now on display in Salt Lake City. The show uses real cadavers stripped of their fat and skin and arranged in poses. It's giving us an opportunity to explore our cultural, religious and artistic impressions of the human body - dead and alive.
This week on Utah NOW the head of PBS Paula Kerger will be with us. Public broadcasting like many American institutions these days is refining its identity in a changing media environment and a struggling economy. Here's how the New York Times put it not so long ago, 'Is PBS still necessary?'
This week on Utah NOW the activist and former talk show host Phil Donahue discusses the film he made about the true costs of war. It's an intimate portrait of the daily struggle for a young soldier paralyzed by a bullet in Iraq. Donahue says the film explores the fullest meaning of the word "harm" in "harm's way."