This American Life, a US public radio program show The American Journalism Review declared "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution" will begin airing Sunday January 9th at 11 pm EST on the CBC's Radio One network.

The show, hosted by Ira Glass, has aired for 15 years in the United States, and has won every major American broadcast award, including Peabody, duPont-Columbia and Overseas Press Club awards.

The mostly true life stories on the show are told in a unique, character-driven storytelling style, often described by the producers as being "like little movies for radio."

In the U.S., the show attracts 1.8 million listeners every week on more than 500 stations. It is also one of the most popular podcasts in the world, with more than 500,000 weekly downloads - including 25,000 in Canada.

In 2001, Time named Glass "the best radio host in America." In 2009 he received the highest individual honor in American public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award. Thirty years before that, when he was just 19, Glass began his broadcasting career, interning at National Public Radio in Washington. He held almost every job at the network during his years there, including producer, editor and fill-in host. He put This American Life on the air in Chicago in 1995.

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