This American Life departing Showtime, host Ira Glass says

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Ira Glass, host of pubradio phenom This American Life, somewhat accidentally revealed last night that its Showtime version is ending. “I don’t know if I can say this yet, but we’ve asked to be taken off of television,” Glass told the audience at a panel discussion in Manhattan that included several of the show’s senior producers. As reported by FishbowlNY, Glass said that despite its four recent Emmy nods, the TV version would not continue. “Most journalism is about things that already happened, as it turns out,” he said. “But with television, you want to capture it while it’s happening.”