Stations

The StoryCorps shorts are available to all public television stations.

StoryCorps Animated Shorts can be viewed below and at storycorps.org/animation.

If you have any questions, or broadcast and web carriage to report, please contact: Nimmi Singh (nimmi@marigoldmediagroup.com) and Kate Sullivan Green (kate@relevantpictures.com).


FTP Information

You can download broadcast quality files of the shorts via the following FTP sites:

POV’s FTP site (Includes files for the entire catalogue of shorts)

FTP Server: ftp.amdoc.org
Username: docftp
Password: 25w84Wkyu
Folder: storycorpsshorts

To use POV’s FTP server, you will need to have a program such as Fetch or Cyberduck installed on your computer. You will not be able to download files through your browser. If you have any problems, please email interactive@pov.org.

PBS’s Promo Dropbox (Includes files for newly released shorts ONLY. PBS periodically clears out files from the PBS Promo Dropbox.)

FTP Server: ftp.pbs.org
Username: spot_xchange
Password: 6rECReV9
Folder: StoryCorps (within the main “Other” folder)


Coming Soon

Check back in September for information about animated shorts currently in production!


Recently Released

“A Good Man”

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TRT: 3:16.04

Synopsis: Bryan Wilmoth talks with his brother Mike about reuniting with his siblings years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: July 20, 2018

Availability: Available on PBS’s Promo Dropbox and POV’s FTP site (login information for both PBS and POV's FTP sites is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: National Siblings Day (April 10), LGBT Pride Month (June)


Available Now

“Always a Family”

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TRT: 3:29.24

Synopsis: Monique Ferrer remembers her last conversation with her ex-husband, Michael Trinidad, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: September 11, Father's Day (June 15, 2014)


“Danny & Annie”

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TRT: 5:59.29

Synopsis: Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse, remember their life together-from their first date to Danny's final days with terminal cancer.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Valentine's Day (Feb 14)


“Eyes on the Stars”

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TRT: 3:19.10

Synopsis: Carl McNair tells the story of his brother Ronald, an African American kid in the 1950s who set his sights on the stars.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Space Shuttle Challenger explosion (January 28), Black History Month (February), 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (July 2, 2014)


“Facundo the Great”

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TRT: 1:53.16

Synopsis: Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez recounts how the new kid at school became a hero when his name stumped their teachers.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15th-Oct. 15th), Back to School Season (September)


“A Family Man”

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TRT: 3:18.05

Synopsis: Sam Black remembers his father, an enduring lesson, and the power of a look.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Father's Day (June 15, 2014), Labor Day (September 1, 2014), Black History Month (February)


“Germans in the Woods”

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TRT: 2:45.00

Synopsis: Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Veterans Day (November 11), Memorial Day (May 26), 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2014)


“The Human Voice”

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TRT: 3:00.02

Synopsis: The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project. In this animated short, he speaks out on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: StoryCorps' National Day of Listening (November; day after Thanksgiving), Studs Terkel's birthday (May 16), 40th anniversary for Studs Terkel's Working


“The Icing on the Cake”

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TRT: 3:00.03

Synopsis: Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca's daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents' lives-and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15- Oct. 15), Women's History Month (March), Mother's Day (May 11, 2014), Labor Day (September 1, 2014)


“John and Joe”

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TRT: 3:54.11

Synopsis: Retired firefighter John Vigiano Sr. lost both his sons on September 11, 2001-John Jr., also a firefighter, and Joe, a police detective.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: September 11, Father's Day (June 15, 2014)


“Listening Is an Act of Love”

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View the special here.

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Program TRT: 26:46

Synopsis: The first-ever animated feature from StoryCorps, Listening Is an Act of Love, presents six stories from 10 years of StoryCorps, where everyday people sit down together to ask life's important questions and share stories from their lives. Framing these intimate conversations is an interview between StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his 9-year-old nephew, Benji.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

National Broadcast: Originally premiered November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving) at 9/8c on PBS series, POV. Re-broadcast on February 7, 2014 at 10:30/9:30c following the American Masters program “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth.”

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

To learn more about how you can engage your audiences to participate in StoryCorps' National Day of Listening on November 29th, click here.

Sample social media posts: Download this Word document.

Listening Is An Act of Love animation web banners: Download this zip file.


“Making It”

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TRT: 2:45.01

Synopsis: Nineteen-year-old Noe Rueda tells his former teacher Alex Fernandez about his clever money-making endeavors as a kid in Chicago's Little Village.

Use: Broadcast only. Available online in fall 2014.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9, 2014), Mother's Day (May 11, 2014), Graduation season (May-June), Labor Day (September 1, 2014), Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct. 15)


“Marking the Distance “

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TRT: 2:56.08

Synopsis: Gweneviere Mann talks with her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, about navigating through life after losing her short-term memory.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), Brain Tumor Awareness Month (May), New York City Marathon (November 2, 2014)


“Me & You”

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TRT: 2:58.12

Synopsis: Jackie Miller and her son, Scott, share a conversation that leads to unexpected revelations.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), Mother's Day (May 11, 2014), LGBT Pride Month (June), National Adoption Awareness Month (November)


“Miss Devine”

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TRT: 3:44.29

Synopsis: Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their formidable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who scared them more than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town of the cousins' memories, this animation will have you laughing out loud as the cousins remember the fearsome Miss Devine.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Black History Month (February), Women's History Month (March), Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9, 2014)


“No More Questions!”

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TRT: 4:09.18

Synopsis: Kay Wang was a feisty octogenarian when her son and granddaughter brought her to the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Though Kay was reluctant, she told her life stories-from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China, to adventures as a detective for Bloomingdales' Department Store later in life. Kay passed away weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Women's History Month (March), Mother's Day (May 11, 2014), National Grandparents' Day (September 7, 2014), Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)


“Q & A”

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TRT: 3:59.29

Synopsis: In early 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s syndrome, interviewed his mother, Sarah, at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah’s feelings about Joshua as a son.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV's FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Autism Awareness month (April), Mother's Day (May 11, 2014)


“The Road Home”

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TRT: 3:31.10

Synopsis: Eddie Lanier thanks his friend David Wright for help along his way back from alcoholism and homelessness.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV’s FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: New Year's Eve & New Year's Day (Dec. 31-Jan. 1), Alcohol Awareness Month (April), National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (TBD November 2014)


“She Was the One”

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TRT: 2:37.27

Synopsis: Brooklynite Richie Pecorella remembers the love of his life, his fiancée Karen Juday, who was killed in the September 11th attacks.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV’s FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: September 11, Valentine's Day (February 14)


“Sundays at Rocco’s”

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TRT: 3:19.22

Synopsis: Nicholas Petron remembers how everything changed when the city made new plans for his family home.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV’s FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Italian Heritage Month (October)


“To R.P. Salazar, with Love”

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TRT: 2:57.13

Synopsis: Rachel P. Salazar and Ruben P. Salazar were living 9,000 miles apart, unaware of each other’s existence, until a stroke of luck brought them together.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available on POV’s FTP site (login information is listed at the top of this page).

Date peg: Valentine’s Day (February 14), Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15- Oct. 15)


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