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StoryCorps works partnership with local public radio and public television stations across a number of programs. This page contain resources for programmers including access to our award-winning animated shorts, as well as materials in support of member stations’ use of StoryCorps content. Unauthorized use of these materials is prohibited.


Animated Shorts

The StoryCorps shorts are available to all public television stations.

File Transfer Information

Download broadcast quality files of the shorts via the POV Dropbox.

For support or technical assistance, please contact:

interactive@pov.org

For questions or to report broadcast and web carriage, please contact:

StoryCorps Animation Team
animation@staging.storycorps.org


Coming Soon

“Tom’s War”

TRT: 1:35

Synopsis: After being drafted in 1969, Tom Geerdes served as an Army medic in the 11th Armored Calvary in Vietnam and Cambodia. Like many veterans, he returned home a changed man. At StoryCorps, Tom shared his long journey toward healing with his daughter, Hannah Campbell.

Use: Broadcast and web.

Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

Availability: Release date TBD.


Recently Released

“School’s Out”

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Synopsis: Following the federal mandate to integrate schools in the 1950s, Reverend James L. Seawood recalls how African Americans were forced out of Sheridan, Arkansas, the fate of his beloved school, and the human cost of “urban renewal.”

Use: Broadcast and web.

Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

Availability: Available Available through POV’s Dropbox.


“StoryCorps Animated Shorts Trailer”

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TRT: 1:06

Synopsis: A collection of clips showcasing the StoryCorps Animated Shorts produced in 2015-2016.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: N/A

Availability: Available through POV’s Dropbox.


“The Bookmobile”

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TRT: 3:22

Synopsis: At eight years old, Storm Reyes was already working full time with other migrant farm workers in the fields outside Tacoma, Washington. One day, a bookmobile arrived and brought her new worlds—and hope.

Use: Broadcast and web. Please do not post online until its release on April 13, 2016 (National Bookmobile Day).

Expiration Date: March 31, 2020

Availability: Available for broadcast use on April 1. Available for online posting starting April 13. Also available for download via PBS Source and on POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: School Library Month (April), National Library Week (April 10-16), National Bookmobile Day (April 13), Native American Heritage Month (November), Indigenous Peoples’ Day (October 10), Labor Day (September 5), Women’s History Month (March)


“Driven”

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TRT: 2:48

Synopsis: Wendell Scott was the first African American inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Throughout the 1960s, he poured his heart, soul, and all of his earnings into maintaining his own race car. His son, Frank, remembers what it took for his father to cross the finish line at racetracks throughout the South.

Use: Broadcast and web.

Expiration Date: January 31, 2020

Availability: Available for download via PBS Source and on POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: NASCAR (January), Black History Month (February), Father’s Day (June)


Behind-the-Scenes of “Driven”

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TRT: 3:41

Synopsis: A look into director Julie Zammarchi’s creative process as she designs the StoryCorps animated short, “Driven.”

Use: Broadcast and web.

Expiration date: January 25, 2020

Availability: Available for download via PBS Source and on POV’s Dropbox.


“The Saint of Dry Creek”

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TRT: 3:30

Synopsis: Patrick Haggerty was a teenager in rural Dry Creek, Washington, in the late 1950s. Here, he remembers the day he first had a conversation with his father about being gay.

Use: Broadcast and web.

Expiration Date: October 9, 2019

Availability: Available for broadcast use immediately. Fed Wednesday, October 9 on PBS Promo Reel HDPR 1016. Also available on POV’s Dropbox and via PBS | Source (search for “StoryCorps”).

Date pegs: National Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), Pride Month (June), Father’s Day (June)


“Traffic Stop”

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TRT: 3:18

Synopsis: Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.

NOTE: “Traffic Stop” contains two graphic images (01:49, 02:48) and a racial invective (02:06).

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: July 24, 2019

Availability: Available on POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Anniversary of Ferguson Riots/Michael Brown’s Death (Aug. 9); Black History Month (February); Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (July); National Adoption Awareness Month (November).


“A More Perfect Union”

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TRT: 2:51

Synopsis: Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: January 31, 2019

Availability: Available on POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January), Black History Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Anniversary of Voting Rights Act 1965 (August)


Behind-the-Scenes of “A More Perfect Union”

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TRT: 3:38

Synopsis: A look into the process behind making a StoryCorps animated short, featuring Theresa Burroughs’ story in “A More Perfect Union.”

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration date: January 31, 2019

Availability: Available on POV’s Dropbox.


Holiday Special

Recommended for holiday 2015 programming.

“Listening Is an Act of Love”

View the trailer here.

View the special here.

TRT: 22:36

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 The Great Thanksgiving Listen, click here.


Also Available Now

“1st Squad, 3rd Platoon”

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TRT: 3:45

Synopsis: Marine Lance Cpl. Travis Williams reflects on being the sole survivor of a bomb blast that killed his entire 12-man squad.

NOTE: “1st Squad, 3rd Platoon” contains a censored invective (01:30).

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: October 31st, 2018

Availability: Available through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Veterans Day (November 11), Memorial Day (May 26)


“Always a Family”

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TRT: 3:29

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: September 11, Father’s Day (June 15, 2014)


“Clean Streets”

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TRT: 2:47

Synopsis: New York City sanitation worker Angelo Bruno and his long-time partner, Eddie Nieves, talk about becoming a part of the community they served on their route.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: April 30, 2019

Availability: Available on POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: May Day, aka International Worker’s Day (May 1), Labor Day (September 7, 2015)


“Danny & Annie”

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TRT: 5:51

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Valentine’s Day (Feb 14)


“Eyes on the Stars”

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TRT: 3:16

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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: 1:51

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

NOTE: Names in “Facundo the Great” may sound similar to invectives.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available through POV’s Dropbox.

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


“A Family Man”

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TRT: 3:15

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

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


“Germans in the Woods”

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TRT: 2:30
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 through POV’s Dropbox.

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


“A Good Man”

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TRT: 3:17

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 POV’s Dropbox.

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


“The Human Voice”

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TRT: 2:44

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: Available through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen (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: 2:44

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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: 3:55

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: September 11, Father’s Day (June 15, 2014)


“The Last Viewing”

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TRT: 3:21

Synopsis: Allen Hoe tells the story of a chance encounter with a stranger who knew his son, Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe.

Use: Broadcast and Web

Expiration Date: October 31, 2018

Availability: Included on PBS Promo Reel HDPR 918. Also available through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Veterans Day (November 11), Memorial Day (May 26)


“Making It”

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TRT: 2:43

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 and Web.

Expiration Date: November 28, 2017

Availability: Included on SPPR 139 Special Promo Feed (POV StoryCorps Shorts). Also available through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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: 3:02

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

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


“Me & You”

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TRT: 2:57

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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: 3:39

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

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


“The Nature of War”

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TRT: 3:33

Synopsis: Army National Guard Specialist Justin Cliburn remembers the unlikely friendship he formed with two Iraqi boys he met while deployed in Iraq.

Use: Broadcast and Web

Expiration date: October 31, 2018

Availability: Included on PBS Promo Reel HDPR 918. Also available through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Veterans Day (November 11), Memorial Day (May 26)


“No More Questions!”

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TRT: 4:18

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Autism Awareness month (April), Mother’s Day (May 11, 2014)


“The Road Home”

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TRT: 3:27

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: 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

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: September 11, Valentine’s Day (February 14)


“StoryCorps Animation Highlights Reel”

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TRT: 0:51

Synopsis: A collection of clips showcasing the StoryCorps Animated Shorts catalogue.

Use: Broadcast and Web.

Expiration Date: N/A

Availability: Available through POV’s Dropbox.


“Sundays at Rocco’s”

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TRT: 3:17

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

Date pegs: Italian Heritage Month (October)


“To R.P. Salazar, with Love”

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TRT: 3:01

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 through POV’s Dropbox.

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


MobileBooth Assets

Press Release Template: Click here to download.

Media Advisory Template: Click here to download.

Social Media Template: Click here to download.

Press Guidelines: Click here to download.

New 2017 StoryCorps Logos: Click here to download.

Airstream Trailer Photos: Click here to download.

StoryCorps MobileTour Promotional Video: Click here to view on YouTube.


StoryCorps Production Assets

Production Quick Guide for Station Partners: Click here to download.

Mobile Guidelines: Click here to download.

StoryCorps Usage Policies: Click here to download.

Using Interview Materials for Partners: Click here to download.

Promotional Materials and Scripts: Click here to download.

Other Promotional Tools

New for April 2017! CALLINGS in paperback press release: Click here to download.

CALLINGS copy for social media: Click here to download.

Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.