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‘This American Life’ (S2)

‘This American Life’ (S2)
May 4, 2008 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

hey hey! just a quick post to bring your attention to the second season premiere of this american life over on showtime tonight (based on the very popular chicago public radio show) if you don’t have showtime – you need to think about subscribing – they’ve got a ton of kick-ass shows including this one which is hosted by series creator ira glass and covers a wide range of topics by way of really interesting and personal stories! popbytes over & out for now…xxoo!




Compelling stories are explored every day on “This American Life,” the nearly 15-year-old, award-winning Chicago Public Radio show that boasts a devoted weekly listening audience of 1.7 million, and is heard on more than 500 stations nationally. The series, created in 1995 by host and executive producer Ira Glass, pioneered a unique way of telling stories on the radio. Its first-person telling of these revealing stories makes the radio series a great fit for television.

In the same spirit of the radio show, the televised version of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, premiering Thursday, March 22nd at 10:30 p.m. PT/ET, takes 30-minute looks at stories culled from all over the country. Glass and a small team of radio producers and filmmakers spent six months on the road: traveling to Iowa pig farms, following a first-time filmmaker in California, photographing a raucous night at an Illinois hot dog stand. The result is true stories that are dramatic, emotional, and often funny.