This American Life on AM 1370

This American Life on AM 1370

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 9:00pm

Credit: Tantolar

This Amercan Life takes a look at a suicide bridge.

One of China's most famous bridges is known for 2 things: its massive size, and its high suicide rate. This week, one reporter's trip to meet the watchman who patrols that bridge looking for jumpers. This and other stories where surviving the bridge proves much harder than you'd think.

This American Life "The Bridge" encores Thursday, May 13 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2.

This American Life started in 1995 in Chicago. It went national in early 1996 and in the years since, it's won a lot of awards—the Peabody, the duPont-Columbia, the Murrow, and the Overseas Press Club, to name a few. Ira Glass, the host of the show, was named best radio host in the country by Time Magazine and received the highest individual honor in public broadcasting, the Edward R. Murrow Award. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is at "the vanguard of a journalistic revolution."