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Kenneth Woodward on Access Utah

  Our guest for the hour is Kenneth Woodward, author of “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama” Kenneth Woodward edited Newsweek’s Religion section from 1964 until his retirement in 2002. He remained a contributing editor at Newsweek until 2009. Altogether he has written more than a thousand essays, articles and reviews for a variety of magazines, newspapers and scholarly publications. Getting Religion is a culmination of that work and tells the story of how American religion, culture, and politics influenced one another in the second half of the twentieth century and offers portraits of many of the era’s major figures and their impact on religion in America. Beginning with a reassessment of the fifties, the narrative weaves through the Civil Rights era and the movements that followed in its wake.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.