How do you make beloved public radio program This American Life work on TV?
By NewsDude ,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2007 8:43 PM CDT
Ira Glass Host "This American Life"    (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Stevenson Swanson wonders how and weather Chicago Public Radio god Ira Glass can really do a television show and, even more daring, a show for the premium cable only network, Showtime.

Glass has 1.7 million listeners for his iconic show "This American Life." To make the TV show he had to move to New York, relocating his mini multimedia empire of radio shows, CDs, podcasts, and, according to Swanson, one mediocre movie (based on one of Glass' shows.) Swanson seems to think that, against all odds, Ira Glass may actually make a successful transition to the small screen.