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Ira Glass was back in the Chicago area last weekend for his first public appearance here since the "Retraction" episode of This American Life, which examined the fabrications in Mike Daisey's story about conditions at an Apple factory in China. In his first full media conversation about the show, Ira gives his take on the confrontation with Daisey.
Back before This American Life moved to New York, every Friday night at 7 p.m., a small group of people would crowd into the studio at the end of the hall to watch Ira Glass perform the radio version of a tight-rope walk.