‘Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass’
When: 8 p.m. April 6
Where: Ferst Center, Georgia Tech, 349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta
How much: $40-$45
More info: 404-894-9600, www.ferstcenter.org
The Georgia Tech Office of the Arts continues the 2012-2013 Ferst Center Presents series with "Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass" at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 6.
The show features host and creator Ira Glass offering a behind-the-scenes look at his quirky hit public radio program "This American Life" and its unique approach to broadcast journalism and storytelling. Glass mixes stories from the show live on stage, talking about the show, its origins, his influences and the elements of a good story.
Glass began his career as an intern at National Public Radio’s network headquarters in Washington in 1978, when he was 19 years old. Over the years, he worked on nearly every NPR network news program and held virtually every production job in NPR’s Washington headquarters. He has been a tape cutter, newscast writer, desk assistant, editor and producer. He has also filled in as host of "Talk of the Nation" and "Weekend All Things Considered."
"This American Life" premiered on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ in 1995 and is now heard on more than 500 public radio stations each week by over 1.7 million listeners. It has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including several Peabody and DuPont-Columbia awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."
Tickets are $40 and $45. For information and directions, contact the Ferst Center box office at 404-894-9600, www.ferstcenter.org.