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All in the Family

From: Scott Gurian
Length: 04:03

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A family reunion turns out to be not so bad after all

Slide04reunion_small Reporter Scott Gurian wasn't thrilled about the idea of going to his family reunion. But when he got there, he found out that they were a much more interesting bunch than he expected.

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Reporter Scott Gurian wasn't thrilled about the idea of going to his family reunion. But when he got there, he found out that they were a much more interesting bunch than he expected.

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Review of All in the Family

To paraphrase Maya Angelou, "Families are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere." Scott Gurian's report on attending his family reunion bear out these words. Listeners will find commonality in Scott's piece as they hear him interact with his extended family. Enjoyable piece especially for this time of year which is popular for family reunions.

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Review of All in the Family

We have all been there, a family reunion full of strangers, one of the rare moments when you'd prefer to be in line at the DMV to scooping a serving of second-cousin twice removed Bertha's squash casserole. All in the Family reminds us the suprise these events can be: a reconnection to a family's greater story. Great sound, well narrated, very spirited piece.

Broadcast History

Versions of this piece aired on Primetime Radio and Weekend America.

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Reporter Scott Gurian's father called him a few months ago and said that some relatives Scott had never met were organizing a family reunion in Florida. He asked if Scott wanted to go. Scott admits he didn't immediately jump at the opportunity, but in the end, curiosity got the best of him.

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Scott Gurian is a reporter at public radio station KGOU in Norman, Oklahoma.
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