The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts that will air on POV. The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps and he was also an early participant in the project. In this short film, he speaks out about what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.
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.