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.
Host Ira Glass talks with Lauren Waterman, who's in the middle of a break-up right now and grappling with totally contradictory feelings. She wants her boyfriend to call, but also—maybe a little bit—doesn't want him to call.
Ira Glass is one busy person. But luckily, he has a studio next to his desk.‚ Mr. Glass talked to us to confirm that This American Life TV is going on hiatus. What does that mean for Ira and the radio show? And does the future include moving back to Chicago?
Ira let the cat out of the bag last night at a panel discussion in NYC that there will be no more "This American Life" on Showtime.
This from the article:
"I don't know if I can say this yet, but we've asked to be taken off of television," Glass revealed.
Take two of our This American Life style scoring live at the Pitchfork Music Festival. This time it's with Dianogah whose song "Indie Rock Spock Ears" has punctuated many a TAL story. Unfortunately the band doesn't play that tune much anymore, but this one kind of worked.