All Heart with Paul Cardall

How Has the News Changed with Duane Cardall, Retired Broadcast Journalist

Episode Summary

The third season and twenty-eighth episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall the pianist is joined by his father Duane Cardall, a Broadcast Journalist and former Director of Editorials for Utah’s NBC affiliate KSL Television. They discuss how news has changed from the days when three television stations were committed to broadcasting the news as a public service to our time when 24 hour news cycles compete for advertising profits. Paul explores Duane’s gift as a journalist, from the time he was interested in being on the radio to becoming one of Utah's most respected and trusted journalist. As satellite technology advanced in the late 70’s Duane was one of the first “local” station journalists to broadcast live that year from Tokyo, Japan and and couple of months later, Israel. He also offers insight on how to balance between his faith, family and career.

Episode Notes

The third season and twenty-eighth episode of All Heart with Paul Cardall the pianist is joined by his father Duane Cardall, a Broadcast Journalist and former Director of Editorials for Utah’s NBC affiliate KSL Television. They discuss how news has changed from the days when three television stations were committed to broadcasting the news as a public service to our time when 24 hour news cycles compete for advertising profits. Paul explores Duane’s gift as a journalist, from the time he was interested in being on the radio to becoming one of Utah's most respected and trusted journalist. As satellite technology advanced in the late 70’s Duane was one of the first “local” station journalists to broadcast live that year from Tokyo, Japan and and couple of months later, Israel.  He also offers insight on how to balance between his faith, family and career. 

ABOUT DUANE CARDALL:

Duane Cardall worked for KSL Television and Radio from 1972 until his retirement December 31, 2010.   He spent his last 13-years at the station as Director of Editorials where he was responsible for researching, writing and presenting three to five editorials each week.

Mr. Cardall’s editorial work followed more than 25 years with KSL News where his reporting duties required him to cover a broad spectrum of daily news events.   His specific assignment as Religion Specialist took him, not only throughout Utah and the United States, but also to more 50 nations of the world.  He interviewed or provided on-scene coverage of such diverse religious leaders as Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and Rev. Jerry Falwell.  Over the course of his reporting career, he documented the international travels of four presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.   In 1978, he participated in the station’s first transoceanic live shot from Tokyo, Japan, and a month later Mr. Cardall hosted an historic live 30-minute documentary from Jerusalem, Israel.   He broadcast live from such diverse lands as Russia, Mexico, England, Germany and Hong Kong.  In 1991, he provided KSL viewers and listeners with exclusive coverage from Leningrad of the attempted Soviet Coup.  

Mr. Cardall is especially noted for the many award-winning documentaries he produced: from his personal experience of running a marathon, to eloquently describing the subsistence level existence of cultures in such faraway lands as Mali and Bolivia.

Prior to joining Channel 5, Mr. Cardall worked as a reporter for Salt Lake City’s KALL Radio (1968-1969) and for KCPX-TV, now KTVX (1969-1972) in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Cardall was born in Denver, Colorado but was raised in Salt Lake City.  He graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. degree in Journalism.

            Among the many awards and honors Mr. Cardall has received are Regional Emmy Awards in 1978, 1982, and 1987; numerous “Excellence in Journalism” awards from the Society of Professional Journalists; a 1987 “Wilbur Award” from the National Religious Public Relations Council; and a 1990 “Gabriel Award” from the National Association of Catholic Broadcasters.    

            In 2009, Mr. Cardall chaired and hosted the annual convention of the National Conference of Editorial Writers (NCEW) in Salt Lake City.

            Mr. Cardall and his wife, Margaret, have eight children and at last count 27 grandchildren.  

            In January 2016 the Cardall's returned from serving as missionaries in London at the Hyde Park Chapel Visitors’ Centre of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where Elder Cardall was the Director.  Prior to their most recent assignment, they served for 18-months at the church’s Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center.

All Heart with Paul Cardall is sponsored by doTERRA, whose products are designed to offer hope and healing. For more information on Paul Cardall, please visit https://paulcardall.com/ or find him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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