Glass wins CPB’s Murrow Award

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Ira Glass, e.p. and host of This American Life, is this year’s recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award from CPB. Board member Lori Gilbert presented Glass with the honor today at the Public Radio Development and Marketing Conference in San Diego, saying the show “has created a new aesthetic for public radio, now emulated by a new generation of producers and reporters.” TAL debuted in 1995 and is currently broadcast on more than 500 pubradio stations to a weekly audience of 1.8 million listeners. CPB has given the Murrow Award since 1977 to “individuals who foster public radio’s quality and service and shape its direction.”