March 13, 2000
6:46 PM   Subscribe

Hometown girl makes good! Your favorite palegirl and mine is contributing-producing the first piece on the next episode of This American Life.
posted by hitch (3 comments total)
Rock on, Rebekah! Let's see...

How Not To Win Friends and Influence People. A fan of the Broadway show Rent convinces other fans that -- like one of the characters in the show -- she has a terminal disease and deserves their attention and sympathy. A college freshman tries to convince his big-city friends that his parents are sophisticated ... vegetarians. A Massachussetts high school student decides to speak, all the time, in a British accent. Then he flies to England. Broadcast the weekend of March 17-19 in most markets, or available here next week via RealAudio.

Which one of these is her segment? The Rent fan?
posted by jason at 8:02 PM on March 13, 2000

yeah, hi. this is all pretty exciting. i spent super tuesday [every tuesday is a super tuesday!] with ira glass [ira glass!] and blue chevigny interviewing several people for the segment. you may or may not hear me on there, too. it's a great story, i hope you'll get a big kick out of may or may not know that back in the day when i was in high school i was a renthead [that's why when you click "what's related" on the org, it links to the official rent site -- i just discovered that today -- how did they know???] so anyway, i followed this saga described in the this american life piece as it unfolded [back in 1997] although i never got too emotionally involved. interviewing all of these people felt a little like visiting a past life.anyway, let me know what you all think of the show! keep your fingers crossed for me that this all goes smoothly. (:
posted by palegirl at 9:13 PM on March 13, 2000

Oh this is so cool! This American Life is one of my favorite programs, I can't wait to hear your segment!

Is Ira Glass as cool in real life? He sounds like he'd be a lot of fun to hang out with.

Well, anyway, congratulations!
posted by jennyb at 9:37 AM on March 14, 2000

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