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Interview: Dean Anthony and Knoxville Opera's "Glory Denied"

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Knoxville Opera’s first opera of the season is called Glory Denied. It’s the story of Colonel Floyd James Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war, who spent nearly nine years in captivity in Vietnam and Laos during the Vietnam War. Dean Anthony is Knoxville Opera’s Producing Director. He spoke with WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper about Glory Denied and the opera’s connection with the Congressional Medal of Honor Celebration in Knoxville.

Chrissy is WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She has been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally fills in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and has won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.