Jan 23, 2006

Showtime has ordered six episodes of a television version of public radio's This American Life to air this fall at the earliest. The new gig doesn't endanger the radio version of TAL, promises Ira Glass, host and e.p. The show's website features a brief announcement of the news.
The Boston Globe profiles, the blogging and social-networking website backed by the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio. "We think of Gather as doing for user-driven content what eBay did for user-driven retail," says Gather founder Tom Gerace. "Today, the problem in the blogosphere is finding what you want." The startup announced last week that it received another $6 million in equity financing, some from Southern California Public Radio, a sibling to MPR.