News

21 2017 Feb

Our American Family now available on Amazon Prime

We have exciting news! The first five Our American Family documentaries are now available for viewing on Amazon Prime! Thank you for offering a review of these special stories on the Amazon site, which will help us get the word out about this important project.

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28 2016 Sep

Our American Family: The Barreras on PBS World Channel

Our American Family: The Barreras has been picked up for another national run by PBS World Channel! The show airs 9/28, 9/30, 10/1, and 10/2, at multiple times, coast to coast. This is a testament to the compelling story of the Barreras – their commitment to remain together through adversity again and again.

To inquire about the program’s broadcast in your area, please contact your public television affiliate to determine which of their channels carries PBS World Channel.

2 2016 Aug

Our American Family: The Mays

“They were homeless and their sin had been to be a Jew in a world that had gone crazy.” — Betsy May Stern, Our American Family: The Mays – coming this fall in time for the holidays to your public television station!

9 2016 May

Our American Family: The Furutas picked up for another national run

Our American Family: The Furutas has been picked up for another national run by PBS World Channel! The show aired on May 4 and May 5, and will air again on May 7, 12, 13, 20, 24, 25, 28 and 29, coast to coast. This is a testament to the compelling story of the Furutas – their resilience and persistence to pursue the American dream twice – before and after internment.

To inquire about the program’s broadcast in your area, please contact your public television affiliate to determine which of their channels carries PBS World Channel.

2 2016 Feb

Our American Family: The Clarks air dates begin

Our American Family: The Clarks is coming your way: KRCB TV 22 – North Bay Public Media @9:30PM Feb 2; SCETV @9:30PM Feb 4; WYIN @8:30PM Feb 5; WEFS @10:30PM Feb 6; WKNODT2 @10PM Feb 7; WNPT @10:30PM Feb 7; OETA @10:30PM Feb 9; and then coast to coast @6PM Central/7PM Eastern Feb 10 on World Channel. Check your local listings! https://vimeo.com/141623905

2 2015 Dec

Our American Family: The Clarks – coming this February

We are excited to announce our fifth documentary, Our American Family: The Clarks, begins this February! Summary: For generations, the Clark family of Frankford, Delaware has shown tremendous support of one another as members faced hard times with tender loyalty. Our American Family: The Clarks traces the lives of this African-American family with seven children as they employ humor, resourcefulness and respect for all to move through the Depression, WWII, and racial tension.

Thank you for helping spread the news!

13 2015 Oct

The Barreras goes coast to coast

After the amazing news that Our American Family: The Futuras went national on PBS World Channel in May, the little family history project that could received the wonderful news that Our American Family: The Barreras was picked up for national coverage on PBS World Channel on October 9-10, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month!

Thank you for your support of Our American Family and our goal to inspire viewers to capture their own family’s voices of wisdom while they still can.

Next up: Our American Family: The Clarks, profiling an African American family from Delaware, launching in February 2016.

18 2015 May

The Furutas – Coast to Coast Broadcast

Our American Family fans: Most of you will be able to watch Our American Family: The Futuras on your World Channel PBS station (your market’s secondary PBS channel) this Wednesday, May 20, at 4PM Pacific / 5PM Mountain / 6PM Central / 7PM Eastern. 131 airings will take place at that time nationwide – enjoy the show!

17 2015 Apr

Our American Family: The Furutas available May 2015

The latest Our American Family documentary, The Futuras, will be available to public television stations in time for May’s Asian American Heritage Month. By all indications, this powerful installment in the Our American Family series will be our most viewed to date. Here’s a synopsis:

Through hard work, the Furutas, a Japanese American family of Wintersburg, CA established a successful goldfish farm, only to have their business devastated and family separated in the wake of WWII. Following years in an Arizona relocation camp, their indomitable spirit prevails as they return home and band together to pursue the American dream a second time.

5 2014 Nov

Our American Family – The Barreras is Off and Running!

Our American Family – The Barreras fed to stations on October 31, and already has 26 airings on the books, from Kentucky to Michigan to California.

This compelling story takes us from the darkness of a coal mine in New Mexico to vibrant beauty under the California sun, providing a compelling narrative of unwavering commitment to family.

You can help Our American Family broadcast in your area by contacting your local public television station and asking the station to include the documentaries in their programming schedule.