16 2013 Apr

Coming full circle

We’re heading back to where it all began! Our American Family:The Youngs will be rebroadcast across the state of Mississippi on Thursday, April 25 at 8:30PM. We invite all of our Mississippi friends to tune in to Mississippi Public Broadcasting for a look back at our heritage and upon whose shoulders we stand.

13 2013 Feb

Our American Family Update


Our American Family – The Youngs has now been picked up for broadcast in New York City and Los Angeles – the #1 and #2 public television markets in the nation. To date, our debut episode has been scheduled for broadcast 160 times, with cumulative national carriage of 36% thus far.

The second family story is currently in production – stay tuned for a formal announcement as we introduce you to this family. We deeply appreciate your support, as Our American Family has grown completely from the grass roots – just as it should be doing. Thank you for preserving your family stories from a simpler time while you still can.

13 2013 Jan

An amazing first three months

As we move into 2013, Our American Family – The Youngs has had quite the ride. Since our public television syndication debut this past October, the show has been shown 146 times throughout the country, garnering 25% carriage (coverage)! And new pick-ups continue to happen … stay tuned for a big pick-up announcement in the coming weeks!

Thank you to all of you who have enjoyed the program and helped us get the word out. We look forward to bringing you more Our American Family stories later this year.

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.