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Sherry Lewis

Host Charles Horak welcomes local author and UTEP professor Sherry Lewis to discuss her latest novel Wilder's Way: A Noir Western in the Style of Billy Wilder.

Local author and UTEP professor Sherry Lewis has studied the films of Billy Wilder, taught them, and even written a book on the important classic film director. Last Year she went further and wrote a Western novel that takes inspiration from Wilder and his films: Wilder's Way: A Noir Western in the Style of Billy Wilder

The quiet town of Wilder's Way, Texas, is thrown into chaos when a stranger comes to town, seeming to set off not one but two grizzly murders. Now the untrained sheriff must test his skills and develop new ones to solve the murders. While some of the names may seem familiar, the story is a new homage to the great film director, Billy Wilder.

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Originally aired on November 4, 2023

Charles Horak didn't sleep much as a child, preferring instead to watch movies on late night TV. Not much has changed since then, except that he now shares his life-long passion for movies with others. Horak's association with On Film began in the summer of 2002 when he was interviewed by the show's originator, Cynthia Haines. In the summer of 2005, Horak took over for Haines as host of the show.
Sam Cassiano is a native Californian who spent his formative years in the Bay Area. An army brat, his family toured Germany and Japan before settling in El Paso in 1973. Initially a Communications Major at UTEP, a radio internship at KPAS-FM 94, the PASS launched his broadcasting career. He can be heard as the morning news anchor on KTEP during NPR's Morning Edition, and Friday evenings at 10 pm as the host of Friday Night Blues.
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