Quote: Ira Glass on Creative Tinkering and Cutting “Crap”

May 21st, 2010

“More than half of our week is simply engaged in looking for stories and then trying stuff out. [...] We’re really good at our jobs–we’re as good as anybody who does this kind of thing–and I’ve gotta say, we tinker around at a lot of stories, and between a half and a third of everything we try, we’ll go out, we’ll get the tape, and then we kill it. [...] By killing, you will make something else even better live. I think that not enough gets said about abandoning crap.

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