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This American Life 

An anthology of true stories pertaining to various themes are illustrated.
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Ira Glass ...  Himself 12 episodes, 2007-2008
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National Public Radio's long-running documentary series makes the leap to TV, telling stories culled from all across the nation. Host Ira Glass (who's pulling double-duty on the TV show as he's also the host on radio) and a team of filmmakers spend months on the road finding stories they think would be interesting to viewers -- stories involving Iowa pig farms, an Illinois hot-dog stand and a man who spends several hours a day in his family's mausoleum, among other tales. Many of the stories featured on the show were originally told on the radio show, with video added for the TV audience. Written by Jwelch5742

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TV-14
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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Эта американская жизнь See more »

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USA

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$50,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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This show is a real breath of fresh air and should be seen by all.
22 April 2007 | by kempedmondsSee all my reviews

This show is awesome. I am Canadian and simply as a great story teller Ira Glasser is awesome. I never heard the radio show and have since downloaded the volumes in their entirety to learn while working out/running/taking the bus/anything with the MP3 player... WICKED! WATCH IT!

Torrent Away.

After enjoying the first episode, the story of a man and his bull told more passionately and deeply than I could have ever imagined. I would recommend that everyone try and watch this show. by any means necessary. This show is available through various online sources.


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