Thursday, February 28, 2008

This American Live!

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 8:31 AM

When I get in my car on the weekend and flip on the radio, it's typically tuned to our local NPR affiliate, 90.3-WPLN. Go ahead, make fun of me. I'm not a devoted This American Life fan, but if it happens to be on, I sometimes get drawn in, even sitting in my car in the driveway until it's over. I've heard a total of maybe six or seven episodes, and I find myself fascinated by what happens when you hold the mundane lives of average folks under a microscope. Maybe it's a sign of how mundane and average my life is. TAL is planning a live satellite broadcast to theaters around the country, so if you're a fan and would like to see Ira Glass beamed across a silver screen in Nashville (the Belcourt, perhaps?), here's their pitch:
We're planning a This American Life stage show that would be filmed and sent live—live!—via satellite to movie theaters across the country. It would include Ira performing a radio piece, never-before-seen stories and outtakes from the second season of our TV series, audience Q&A, and more. No other public radio program has tried this before, and we're very excited about it. But to make it happen, we need to know if you're interested. We'd also like your input on how to craft the event. Please take this short survey; it'll take about two minutes. Thanks!

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