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.
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