On Tuesday I went to see the This American Live – Live broadcast at the Daly City Century Theater. It’s the first time I’ve been to one of those theater broadcasts that I think the NYC Ballet (or Opera?) popularized. First of all, I was amazed at the high def video quality. The images of Ira Glass, the audience and producers were sharp and the sound was crisp. Watching Ira Glass also was a treat. The show that they broadcast was on the theme of Returning to the Scene of the Crime, and featured stories loosely based on that topic. Watching radio production happen live gives an interesting perspective of how difficult it actually is and the amount of work that is involved. They’re doing an encore showing May 7th (but not live of course) that I’d highly recommend to any This American Life, radio or podcast fan.
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