Bonnie Raitt Rises

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Bonnie Raitt discusses her success as an independent artist for the first time in decades. Last year, she released Slipstream on her own label and made her biggest debut in over 20 years, won the Grammy for Best Americana Album (her tenth), and is back on the road again this fall. (This is a rebroadcast of an earlier show.)


Bonnie Raitt

Comments [2]

jack from 06457

Very nice show. I also agree with Bonnie that Al Anderson was and is a great artist. I am 61 years old and have seen Bonnie and NRBQ many times.I can never get enough of the music they produce.
PS-I worked on BIG ALS house. I am a professional carpenter.

Dec. 31 2013 10:21 PM

Isn't this a rebroadcast?

Didn't Mr. Lopate announce yesterday (Dec. 30th) that today's show would not be live but rather would consist entirely of segments that had previously aired?

I recall that he did.

Yet, I can find no mention of this here, on the web site.

Not only that but from all that I have seen thus far, it would actually appear as if there was a deliberate effort to conceal the fact that today's show is not live.

(This is not the first time, either. I distinctly recall observing exactly the same for previous shows that were rebroadcasts.)

Contrast this with how fellow WNYC program, The Brian Lehrer Show, handled /their/ recent rebroadcasts: Stated prominently at the top of the synopsis for each day's show was, "The Brian Lehrer Show is not live today, so we won't be taking any calls." Then, rather than creating /new/ comments pages for each REBROADCASTED segment, as has been done here with today's LLS, BLS simply linked to the /existing/, /original/ comments pages for the respective segments that had already aired and added a clear, informative note at the top of the page.

This all amounts to one case, at least, of the Brian Lehrer Show being exemplary as a model of what /to/ do, and the Leonard Lopate Show being exemplary as a model of what /not/ to do.

Dec. 31 2013 05:28 AM

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