Local News Hour

Weekdays 8AM

Morning Edition & The Local News Hour

with Leslie Thatcher

NPR's national show Morning Edition is interspersed with Park City's only daily local news source, live every weekday morning from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. Whether recapping the previous night's School Board meeting, informing listeners on a recent development on a government project or a featured story on a piece of local color, veteran news anchor Leslie Thatcher delivers the news that makes Park City a community.

The Local News Hour follows Morning Edition and is KPCW's flagship news program, also hosted by KPCW News Director Leslie Thatcher, every weekday from 8 to 9 AM. Get the information directly from the people who are making the news with live interviews.

8:09 AM, Every Week Day - Weather  with the ABC Forecast Center

Weekly Segments:

  • Mondays - PCSD's Superintendent before Park City School Board's Board of Education Meeting.
  • Tuesdays - Bob Jasper, County Manager of Summit County
  • Wednesdays - Diane Foster, City Manager of Park City
  • Fridays - City Council member from Park City (after City Council meetings only)

Morning News with Leslie Thatcher and The Local News Hour are sponsored by



Sochi Olympics
9:19 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Lots Of Locals Headed To Sochi

Dozens of Park City residents are off to Sochi, Russia in the next couple of weeks, wither to participate, watch or work. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Shorts Program
3:03 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Shorts Program Takes Long Time To Build

More than any other film received by the Sundance film programmers is the short film, Dozens are culled from the thousands submitted every year to program the shorts program. Leslie Thatcher has more.

Shorts program on YouTube: youtube.com/sff

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Guest Lineup
2:12 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Sundance Reel Preview: January 23, 2014

KPCW's News Director starts Day 8 of our Sundance Film Festival with co-host Barb Bretz.

  • Sterlin Harjo, Director. This May Be The Last Time. Documentary Premiere.
  • Richard Ray Perez, Director. Cesar's Last Fast. US Document Competition.
  • Maya Forbes, Director. Infinitely Polar Bear. Dramatic Competition.
  • David and Nathan Zellner, Directors. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter. US Dramatic Competition.
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Sundance Interviews
12:10 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

The Sundance Reel - Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Joe Beyer, Director of Digital Initiative at the Sundance Institute

Leslie Thatcher and co-host Linda Jager explore three new documentaries in this year's Sundance Film Festival.



  Watchers of the Sky

  • 1/23/2014 10:00 pm. Redstone Cinema 2, Park City
  • 1/25/2014 8:30 am. Prospector Square Theatre, Park City



  Under the Electric Sky

  • 1/22/2014 11:30 am. Library Center Theatre, Park City
  • 1/23/2014 1:00 pm. Holiday Village Cinema 4, Park City



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Guest Lineup
12:22 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

The Sundance Reel Preview: January 22, 2014

  Leslie Thatcher and guest host Linda Jager start the show off with an announcement from Sundance Institute before sliding into another hour of great interviews with filmmakers.

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