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StoryCorps Shorts: The Icing on the Cake

The groundbreaking public radio project StoryCorps enters into the world of television for the first time with a series of animated shorts on POV. Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate to the United States, and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca's daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents' lives — and the inspiration they draw from their parents' struggles.

The Icing on the Cake will be streaming in its entirety through Sept. 8, 2014. It is only available in the United States.