Ira Glass – 2014 Concert Schedule
The "This American Life" creator is embarking on his solo tour, and this
is your chance to get the inside scoop on the fascinating world of Ira Glass. Ira Glass will be sharing interesting stories
about how This American Life is put together, where they find the amazing stories they present, and how he and his staff are
trying to push broadcast journalism to innovate. Mixed with memorable moments and footage from the show, the audience will
be treated to a night full of Ira Glass' creativity, humor, and wisdom. To catch Ira Glass at a venue near you, be sure to
check out StubHub for tickets.
About Ira Glass
Ira Glass is best known for being the host and producer
of the radio and television show, This American Life. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended Milford Mill High
School. Glass was very active in student government, student theater, and yearbook, and he was also the co-editor of the student
literary magazine. After graduating high school, Glass attended Northwestern University in Evanstown, Illinois, but transferred
to Brown University where he graduated in 1982 with a concentration in semiotics.
His illustrious career in radio broadcasting
began at age 19, when he worked as an intern for the National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. He was also a
reporter and host on NPR programs like Morning Edition, Talk of the Nation, and All Things Considered. He co-hosted a weekly
program on Chicago Public Radio called The Wild Room from 1990 to 1995, and spent his time reporting on the Chicago public
school system. After spending one year of research at a high school and another at an elementary school, his detailed investigations
determined that smaller class sizes could provide more success for students living in inner-city neighborhoods. In addition
to his investigative journalism and radio broadcast journalism, Ira Glass also helped launch the career of writer David Sedaris
by inviting him to read his essays on NPR. Beginning in 1995, Glass had hosted and produced the well-respected show, This
American Life, which was nationally syndicated in 1996. This American Life now reaches over 1.7 million listeners weekly,
and features a variety of essays, memoirs, field recordings, and short fiction.
Throughout his impressive career, Ira
Glass' work has contributed significantly to public radio, and in 2009, he was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for
Outstanding Contributions to Public Radio. Glass was also the recipient of the Medal for Spoken Language from the American
Academy of Arts and Letters in May of 2012. He also received the George Polk Award in Radio Reporting for "Very Tough Love,"
which was a report detailing the severe punishments for drug offenses in Georgia. In fact, Glass' work on the matter helped
to expose ethics violations of Judge Amanda Williams, and she was subsequently charged with misconduct accounts by Georgia's
Judicial Qualifying Commission, after which she agreed to step down from the bench.
In addition to journalism, Ira Glass
has also made a number of television appearances, including The Colbert Report and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Ira Glass
continues to be one of the most prominent voices on NPR and a respected figure journalism.
Ira Glass Breakthrough
Glass showed great potential as a young student, and after graduating from college, he received his big break when he landed
an internship with National Public Radio's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Little did he know that he would later become
one of the most well-known personalities for NPR. After working as an intern, Ira Glass quickly moved up the ladder and established
himself as a talented and insightful journalist. Now, with a successful radio show and countless guest appearances on other
shows, Ira Glass continues to pave his way to success within the journalism field.
Ira Glass Trivia
you know that Ira Glass contributed to a comic book?
In 1999, Ira Glass collaborated with comic book writer Jessica
Abel to create a comic book titled Radio: An Illustrated Guide. The comic book illustrated how This American Life is produced
and provided advice on producing radio programs.
Those who have had the pleasure of catching
Ira Glass on tour are in for a treat. Always insightful, thought-provoking, and relevant, this renowned journalist and radio
personality is embarking on his speaking tour. The brains behind This American Life will be talking about the program and
how it's produced, how to tell a compelling story, and lots of other fascinating tidbits about life in journalism. Whether
you're an aspiring journalist or you simply love his work, seeing Ira Glass' speaking tour is a must. To join the many others
who've had the chance to listen to one of the most insightful journalists of our time, visit StubHub today to get your tickets
to see Ira Glass.