On The Verge is back! Our next show is today, July 26th, 2012, and we've got some goodies in store for you. For starters, Nilay Patel ventured down to our nation's seat of power — Washington DC in case you've forgotten — to chat with Senator Al Franken about security and facial recognition technology. Then in the studio we're excited to have veteran journalist Mary Jo Foley with us to discuss the future of Microsoft (and technology in general).
Josh, Nilay, and Paul will of course be together again to talk about about the biggest stories of the month, and as always, you'll be privy to a selection of entertaining segments, the memory of which will haunt every moment of your waking life. Samsung is sponsoring this episode and they were kind enough to give us three of their Series 9 laptops to raffle off to our audience. Come to the show and you will be eligible to win one of them!
We're also excited to announce that Chipocrite will be preforming on the show!
We start taping at 7:00PM at the Manhattan Center TV Studio 1, located at 303 West 34th Street (across the street from Madison Square Garden and adjacent to the Hammerstein Ballroom) in New York City.
Last episode we changed the way we are ticketing, and we're sticking with that. Tickets will be available starting at 6pm to give people an equal opportunity to come to the show. Here's what you need to know:
- There is no admission fee — tickets are completely free.
- The event is all ages.
- Ticketing will begin at the TV Studio at 6:00PM on Thursday. You cannot collect tickets for friends or family -- anyone who would like to come must be present to get a ticket.
- The venue is located at 303 West 34th Street (across the street from Madison Square Garden and adjacent to the Hammerstein Ballroom) in New York City. Directions to the theater can be found below
- The show length is around an hour.
Directions (see map here):
A C E to 34th Street - Penn Station stop, exit on the Northwest corner of 34th and 8th. Studio will be on the right, directly past the Tic Toc Diner.
1 2 3 to 34th Street - Penn Station stop, walk one avenue west on 34th Street .
B D F M N Q R to 34th Street - Herald Square, walk two avenues west on 34th Street.
Take M20 to the 8th Ave 34th Street stop. Exit the bus and walk west across 8th Avenue. TV Studio will be on the right directly past the Tic Toc Diner.
Take M34 to 8th Ave 34th Street stop.