Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Day After... Day to Day

The last day of the show was incredibly fun. My colleagues did an AMAZING job of putting the final broadcast together. I especially want to thank Steve Proffitt for his behind the scenes look at the show and Nihar Patel for producing the interview with one of my writing heroes - David Seltzer. 

What you won't be able to hear though, is the amazing celebration that happened at NPR West. People I haven't seen in a long time, including former Day to Day Staffer Luke Burbank, showed up. EVERYBODY brought food -- amazing food! There was a cake in the shape of a hamburger, lemon bars, crossaints, freshly baked quiches, strawberries the size of a small child's head... 

I kept thinking it felt like a wedding. There was so much love (and so much food!) and the time flew way too quickly. 

We were all wearing t-shirts my awesome colleague Sarah Spivack had made for us at SMASH (thanks for the fine work Mike Draper!). They were grey and said Day to Day on the front and on the back it says "WAS a production of NPR News with contributions for Slate dot com."

And if you are familiar with how the show ends... you'll hear it was a bit different yesterday. And that was a very last minute decision. A bunch of folks had congregated outside the studio, we invited them all in and at the last minute, decided to do the ending with all of us in unison. 

I can't think of a better way to end the show.

I already miss ya D2D... and I look forward to hearing what all my talented friends there come up with next.....


  1. Hope you come back sometime. I started listening to you on the way home from grad school out in Worcester. Good luck and keep us updated.

  2. Hi Alex! Glad to hear that your and your colleagues had a party. It is going to be strange with out Day2Day on Monday. KPCC is giving us the BBC after Morning Edition, which will prompt a change in my schedule! Any possibility for us fans to purchase a T-Shirt from SMASH? P.S. The sign off was great on Friday, considering the circumstances.

  3. Hi Alex and all! Contacted SMASH and if enough of us want t-shirts in memory of Alex, Alex, Madeline, Steve, Mike, Lou, etc. at Day2Day, they may be able to make more t-shirts for us fans who are willing to purchase(likely with permission). Then we can all consider wearing them while working at our respective NPR stations during a pleadge drive! HA! HA! Hey it's spring, and in this economy, a new t-shirt will not hurt!

  4. I loved the group sign-off on the last show. It did make it a little harder to bear though. Love that you partied so awesomely together afterwards. Miss D2D already!!!