This American Life

Documentary | USA 2007 | 6x60'

In times of fully formatted program schedules the US radio show THIS AMERICAN LIFE has remained unpredictable, and successfully so: despite the open concept, host Ira Glass reaches an audience of 1.8 million on a regular basis. One theme is selected for each week’s stories of everyday American life, often featuring ordinary people and their extraordinary tales. The docu-series of the same name that was spun off from the radio show is equally unique. Its relies less on the usual »talking heads« and more on immaculate images, to which off-screen interview excerpts and Glass’ sensitive commentary are added. Filmed radio with cinematic aesthetics.

Directors
G.J. Echternkamp, Christopher Wilcha
Script
Ira Glass
Editors
Joe Beshenkovsky, Tom Donahue, Jenny Golden
Principal Cast
Ira Glass
Producers
Jane Feltes, Nancy Updike
Executive Producers
Alex Blumberg, Ken Druckermann, Jocelyn Hayes, Julie Snyder, Banks Tarver, Christopher Wilcha, Christine Vachon
Production
Killer Films Left/Right Films

International Sales

CBS Paramount International Television
Tel: +1 323 956 50 00
Fax: +1 323 862 39 38
www.cpitv.com
First Broadcast: 22.03.2007, Showtime

Selected filmography Ira Glass/Jessica Abel

RADIO: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE (2000)

Selected filmography Ira Glass

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