A Fresh Look at NPR ‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross

widget_cgIkgWjhrcr62p-SQTrfdo.jpg NPR on location presents: “ALL I DID WAS ASK: TERRY GROSS ON LIFE BEHIND THE MIC”

The event is Thursday, June 17 at The Town Hall.

Tickets go on sale today beginning at noon. Reserved seats (priced from $40-$50) are available through TicketMaster, and three weeks prior to the event at The Town Hall box office (123 West 43rd Street).

Says the release: The roster of notable names interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air from WHYY is unrivaled: former presidents, Oscar-winning actors, renowned journalists, authors and writers, millionaire moguls and – ahem – colorful musicians (we mean you, Gene Simmons).

Gross will discuss thousands of interviews she’s conducted in her more than 30 years hosting Fresh Air. The evening “will include excerpts from conversations that went well, and others that didn’t, including a couple of infamous ones that ended prematurely when a guest walked out.” Gross will talk about her own life and career, including how being fired from a job led her to public radio. The audience will have a chance to question Gross.

Read more about the production of the event after the jump…

The event is being presented and produced by NPR in partnership with WNYC in New York, and WHYY in Philadelphia, where Fresh Air is produced. WNYC’s Brian Lehrer will participate.