It's Ira Glass' birthday today. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and our intranet told us. Happy Birthday from all of us at WBEZ! Here's an outtake from TAL on Showtime. Sometimes, This American Life is interrupted...by well, American life.
In May, when This American Life‚ broadcast their look at the origins of the credit crisis, The Giant Pool of Money, it immediately resonated with listeners with its clear explanation of how a rash of sub-prime mortgages dealt out in the U.S.
To paraphrase Meat Loaf, two out of five ain't bad. On Saturday, the second season of our This American Life TV series on Showtime won two Emmys for Outstanding Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming!
Ira Glass is sick and tired of wearing a tie to work, so This American Life is asking you to design a t-shirt. Ira and the gang are holding a contest to design the next t-shirt for the show. What's in it for you? Fame, glory, and $1,000. What's in it for TAL?