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{This American Life The Television Show}


First off, I've got to give a great big thank you to Mica over at Showtime for sending me an advanced screening of the first four episodes of the forthcoming television series This American Life and autographed posters (email me for one...sorry all gone). If by some strange design you've never gotten wrapped up in the NPR radio show I've got a couple of clips that you simply must listen to right here.

Despite This American Life (the radio show) being one of my absolute favorite things on earth, I remained a bit skeptical of how the show would transpire onscreen. After watching however, I am convinced that the television show will be as equally entertaining as the radio format. In fact, the Showtime series stays so true to the format you could close your eyes and swear you're listening to the show you know and love. Ira Glass (who looks great, btw), Christopher Wilcha and Adam Beckman do an amazing job of transfering the NPR program to a Showtime series. As with the NPR radio program each episode explores a single theme or topic through the unique juxtaposition of first-person storytelling and whimsical narrative. The visual interpretation of the radio series indeed reflects the structure and spirit of the radio show that has grown to be one of the most popular and innovative programs in the medium. This American Life premieres on Showtime on March 22nd.

Checkout Sundance Channel Festival Dailies exclusive look at This American Life The Television Show here.

Visit the Showtime This American Life Site for lotsa great stuff, including clips of the show and soundclips from the radio show.


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