This American Life (TV series)

Infobox Television


caption = Host Ira Glass sitting at his desk in a promotional card for "This American Life"
show_name = This American Life
format = Documentary
runtime = approx. 22 min.
starring = Ira Glass
director = Christopher Wilcha
executive_producer = Ira Glass
Banks Tarver
Ken Druckerman
Christine Vachon
Jocelyn Hayes
Christopher Wilcha
country = USA
network = Showtime
first_aired = March 22, 2007
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 2
num_episodes = 12
list_episodes = List of This American Life (TV series) episodes
imdb_id = 0805978
tv_com_id = 71595

"This American Life" is an American television series based on the radio program of the same name. Like the radio program, the series is hosted by Ira Glass. The series premiered on March 22, 2007. The show is currently shown on Showtime and is in its second season.

Episodes

Awards

In 2008, the series won two Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming. It was also nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Editing for Nonfiction Programming.

In 2007, the series was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.

DVD releases

Season one of the series was released on DVD exclusively to Borders bookstores in April, 2008.

On May 19, 2008, Showtime announced the release will "go wide" to other retailers on September 23, 2008. [ [http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/American-Life-Season-1/9652 This American Life DVD news: General Release Date Given For This American Life - Season 1 | TVShowsOnDVD.com ] ]

External links

*cite web|url=http://www.thislife.org/|title=This American Life official site
*cite web|url=http://www.sho.com/site/thisamericanlife/home.do|title=This American Life at Showtime
*cite web|url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805978/|title=IMDb.com "This American Life" (2007)
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References

*cite web|url=http://www.tv.com/this-american-life/show/71595/summary.html?q=this%20american%20life&tag=search_results;title;1|title=TV.com "This American Life"


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