Vassar scholars packed the floors, seats, tables as well as ledges of the Scholars ' Building's 2nd and 3rd floors at 8 p.m. On Tuesday February 15 to catch a behind-the-scenes glance of one of America's most well liked public radio shows, This American Life.
Ira Glass, the host and producer of This American Life, commenced his deliverance of the Alex Krieger '95 the Memorial Lecture in total darkness, clarifying that he was aping a "invisibility of radio." Glass notices the absence of visible stimulus in broadcasts of radio as a benefit in a few types.
"On the radio," asserted Glass, "you hear someone talk about something that suggests something to you, and it is going right to your heart." once the lights be revived, Glass, sit at a radio switchboard, debated the task his program plays in fresh stories media. "We thought that it was critical the show be entertaining, which within the context of public radio was a great breakthrough," declared Glass.
"There’s not enough expounded about the seriousness of entertaining yourself. It's really one of the most significant things you can do." Glass stopped his presentation by making a balloon poodle, that he handed to President of the College Catharine Bond Hill, and then with a reference to Scheherazade, the lady who saved her life thru story telling in a thousand and One Nights, cautions his viewers to "remember the things I am letting you know here today. These are endurance tools. ".