When public radio or PBS television station takes a
break from normal programming to beg for money.
The absolutely best public radio pledge break I ever heard was
this american life's 1998 pledge show. The
first act is about a guy who fell in love with
public radio during the pledge breaks. It's okay.
The second act is about how a radio show is made.
The story they take you through is about a guy who answers a
personal ad and it's among the sweetest, most sentimental stories I
have ever heard.
Yeah, the story's punchline is obvious, and you can see it
from a million miles away, and it meanders
just a little bit, but if the story
doesn't move you, you are a soulless automaton with a
heart of stone.
If you've got real player and twenty minutes, you
can listen to the show online at:
The second act starts about twelve minutes in.