Glass to critics: “Public television is terrible”

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During an appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour yesterday, This American Life creator and host Ira Glass explained why his new TV show will be on Showtime, not PBS. “Public television is terrible,” Glass says. “This isn’t the greatest thing for me to say, but it’s the truth. In terms of innovation and what they do, you know, it’s just not that interesting most of the time.” Roger Catlin reported on Glass’s comments in today’s Hartford Courant. [Page down to second item.]