Critics say he has changed the way radio sounds and stories are produced. Now, Ira Glass, the host of the public radio program, "This American Life," is getting ready to bring his show to television. The cable channel Showtime will air the first episode March 22.
Glass and the crew from "This American Life" are in the Twin Cities to tape an episode of their radio program at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis Wednesday night. MPR's Greta Cunningham spoke with Glass to talk about his show, television and the art of storytelling.
By the way, after hearing his voice I simply cannot believe he looks like this. I had pictured a scrawny (or maybe even chubby) twenty-something pasty-white nerd that wears oversized rock-band tshirts and loves the Star Wars movies, and not some guy that looks like a stockbroker. I wonder how many (if any) of those features are accurate?