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Sunday, September 17, 2006

fair game

So it's finally official, we've just announced our new project for PRI. It's a nightly comedy/variety show for public radio hosted by Faith Salie. I really wanted to call it "The Faith Salie Experience," but no one else agreed. Instead we're calling it "Fair Game." My job title is Consulting Producer, and I'll be working on the show until the end of November, so my full time involvement is temporary. Look for the show to start airing in NYC & other selected cities in November, with an official national lauch in January. Here's the first part of the press release, the part that describes the show:

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2006--Public Radio International (PRI) announces the creation of "Fair Game from PRI with Faith Salie," a high energy, interactive news and entertainment program produced by PRI and based in New York. Slated to premiere nationally this fall, "Fair Game" is hosted by the irreverent Faith Salie, Harvard alumna, Rhodes Scholar and star of "Significant Others," Bravo's critically acclaimed improvisational sitcom. With "Fair Game," PRI again moves the industry in a new direction, designing the hour-long weekday evening program as a hybrid of the satirical news and late-night variety show for a young, culturally connected, politically savvy demographic. The "Fair Game" Web site will be a vital part of the show's appeal, incorporating the most powerful attributes of social networking. Not only will visitors be able to interact online with the producers and one another, they will also help shape the program by posting content, rating musical performances and weighing in on the latest broadcast.

PRI President and CEO Alisa Miller says, "Research clearly shows that 20- and 30-somethings consume media on multiple platforms simultaneously. 'Fair Game' will capitalize on those listener preferences and offer a lively show in the ways listeners want to get and interact with it. The resulting influx of new, younger listeners to public radio benefits everyone. Our taking this step is consistent with our history of developing and supporting innovative programs -- 'This American Life' with Ira Glass, PRI's 'Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen,' 'The Tavis Smiley Show' and 'Open Source from PRI' with Christopher Lydon to name a few."

"Breaking new ground," adds Melinda Ward, PRI's senior vice president, Content, "is one of the things we do best at PRI. 'Fair Game' is the latest of many original, imaginative programs we've introduced to the public airwaves. And 'Fair Game' is just the start. We've got other major program initiatives in the pipeline, all intended to expand our affiliate stations' reach and impact on air, online and on demand."

If you'd like to read the entire press release, click here.

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