6 2012 Nov

We’re catching on!

Since becoming available for broadcast on October 6, 2012, Our American Family – The Youngs has been picked up by 22 public television markets, including six statewide systems! We just learned today of Amarillo, TX adding two broadcast dates. Thank you for the part each of you are playing in reaching out to your local station and asking them to consider the show.

19 2012 Oct

Debut of Our American Family – The Youngs

Our American Family – The Youngs debuted in Mississippi, home state of the Young family, last night!  The program has received an enthusiastic and warm reception.  Here is a link to the Mississippi Public Broadcasting promo:

19 2012 Sep

The inspiration

This is the photo that started it all.  As a boy, I used to look at this picture, sitting next to a ticking mantel clock in my grandparents’ home, and wonder what life was like back then.  Now, 40 years later, we begin the journey of celebrating all American families by first sharing their story.  Do you have one of those family photos that takes you back in time?  Post it on our facebook page and let us know what it means to you.

Steve Young, Executive Producer – Our American Family

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17 2012 Aug

Our American Family Launching Soon

The first half of the 1900’s represents the last era of American life that, for most families, began largely unchanged from the generations that came before. Our American Familycaptures the voices of the generation that experienced this simpler time and the change that followed.In our pilot episode, Our American Family – The Youngs, which will begin airing on PBS stations throughout the country starting this fall, we profile Darwyn Young, his wife Pauline and their eight children who labored as tenant farmers while nurturing a dream of one day owning their own land.   The documentary chronicles their family journey, where reliance upon one another and their faith were the glue that held the family together through the extreme hardships of the Depression era and the Great War. Day to day life of work and play is interspersed with stories that allow viewers to relate to this American family and understand the deep bonds of love and sacrifice that have been passed down through the generations…and discover a bit of their own family along the way.