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IDAHO FALLS — is launching a 30-minute interview show Sunday called “East Idaho Newsmakers with Nate Eaton.”

The program will feature unedited in-depth conversations with some of the most interesting people who live in or visit east Idaho.

“One week we may have the governor, the next week we could have a death row inmate and the next week we could feature a stay-at-home mom who is making a difference in her community,” Eaton says. “This will be a program unlike any other in east Idaho.”

East Idaho Newsmakers will usually be taped at the studios, but Eaton will frequently take the show on the road and record at various locations throughout Idaho. Some episodes will include an audience.

“We’ll pretape most of our shows but will post them on Sunday mornings because our audience has told us they generally have more time on weekends to watch video,” Eaton says. “Even if you can’t watch it Sunday, all of the episodes will be on forever, and you can watch at your convenience.”

The first East Idaho Newsmakers will feature an exclusive conversation with Dr. Clark Gilbert, the outgoing president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, and his wife, Christine. This is the only interview the Gilberts have done together since it was announced they would leaving BYU-Idaho for a new assignment in Salt Lake.

On March 12, Eaton will speak with Debbie Glenn, the mother of Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn, and local mom Lori Embree. Both are members of the Mama Dragons, a group of mainly Mormon women with children who are gay, transgender or bisexual.

“We’re going to have a large variety of people from all walks of life,” Eaton says. “There’s a need for interviews that are longer than 10- or 15-second sound bites. I’m really excited for East Idaho Newsmakers.”