Lebowitz’s response to Didion’s speech: “pretty funny.”
Ira Glass is now presenting. They don’t applaud for Ira in quite the same way that they do for Didion. But it could be because Ira is wearing all black.
Yes, he’s presenting for FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESHHHHHH AIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!
First 9/11 reference of the night! What the hell do 9/11 hijackers have to do with Terry Gross? Oh, he’s rambling on about a 9/11 interview. “And then this interview goes incredibly barebone, when this writer confesses — that when he started reading — that, uh, yeah this was an amazing interview. Not just the strippers. The flying planes in the building.”
Ira, this is not your therapist’s office. You are presenting an award. You are not accepting an award.
“It was great radio, of course.”