This American Life Marathon, Part I

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Noon: Birthdays, Anniversaries and Milestones
How they mean something, whether we want them to or not. For its fifth anniversary, TAL went on the road with a live show—to Boston, New York, Chicago and LA. A co-production with public radio stations WBUR, WNYC, WBEZ and KCRW. (12/29/00)

1 pm: Poultry Slam
For Thanksgiving, the time of year when poultry consumption is highest, it's our annual program about turkeys, chickens, fowl of all types .. and their mysterious hold over our imaginations. (11/26/99)

2 pm: Get Over It!
Stories of people who are unable to forget a love that ended.  Host Ira Glass, fiction writer GeorgeSaunders reads his story "Offloading Mrs Schwartz," reporter Scott Carrier on whether amnesia - the form seen as plot device in a thousand movies and romance novels - is real.  (11/15/96)

3 pm: Pray
Can the secular and religious worlds understand each other? We visit Colorado Springs, where the New Life Church has put in place a 24-hour-365-day-per-year "prayer shield" over the city, all night prayer vigils, and more. (9/26/97)

4 pm: A Very Special Sedaris Christmas
Stories from David Sedaris' book of Christmas stories, "Holidays on Ice," read onstage by David, Julia Sweeney and Matt Malloy. (12/19/97)

Our This American Life Marathon continues Friday, November 23, from noon to 5pm



Ira Glass