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This American Life. : Season 2 (2009, original release: 2008)

Call Number DVD/TV/THIS

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Published: [United States] : Showtime Entertainment : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009] ©2009
Description:  1 videodisc (3 hrs., 21 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 6312934969, 1415747776, 9781415747773,
Language:  English

Based on the Chicago Public Radio, also syndicated on National Public Radio

Segments originally produced in 2008

"CBS DVD"--Container

UPC code from sticker. Original UPC code covered by sticker: 097368937642

Host: Ira Glass ; narrator for "Escape", Johnny Depp

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Escape, teenage boys in Philadelphia impress girls using a mode of transportation obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century, and a young man's fight for independence from his mother is complicated by some very specialized circumstances. In Two wars, we learn about two foreigners in the U.S.: one is an Iraqi refugee, traveling the U.S. to let Americans ask him anything they want, and an immigrant from Bulgaria, who realizes that an ongoing argument with his American wife about lawn maintenance has to do with the life he left behind the Iron Curtain twenty years before. Going down in history tells the stories of people trying to make and remake history, including Wisconsin convicts attempting a prison break using dental floss, high school students whose yearbook photos show nothing of the drama in their lives, and a man with a decades-long obsession with one particular bird, who reveals the footage that may prove he's actually seen it. Underdogs features the world of boxing, way down the "food chain" from championship fights, and a group of New York kids who fight bullies by being funny. Scenes from a marriage profiles cartoonist Chris Ward's illustrations showing that every marriage, even a happy one, is a courtroom, and the disintegration of another couple's marriage is chronicled, as the husband's obsession with a legal forces them to face some tough questions. John Smith is the story of one life, told through the eyes of people all over the country who share the name John Smith

Not rated

DVD, NTSC; region 1; Dolby digital audio ; widescreen

English (5.1 Surround or 2.0 Stereo.) or Spanish (mono.); optional English closed captions for the hearing impaired

Escape -- Two wars -- Going down in history -- Underdogs -- Scenes from a marriage -- John Smith ; Bonus features: optional audio commentary by Ira Glass and Christopher Wilcha ; This American life live! theater presentation ; Ira Glass biography ; photo gallery Related Searches:
Humorous stories, American.
United States -- Social life and customs.
Documentary television programs.
Documentary radio programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Nonfiction radio programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television series.
Added--20090716 advd

Additional Credits:
Glass, Ira.
Wilcha, Christopher.
Beckman, Adam.
Feltes, Jane.
Vargas, Kevin.
Depp, Johnny.
WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.)
Killer Films.
Left/Right (Firm)
Showtime Entertainment.
CBS DVD (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
National Public Radio (U.S.)

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