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The Icing on the Cake StoryCorps Shorts

PBS Premiere: September 7, 2010

Online: Sept. 8, 2010 – Nov. 28, 2017


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 later this summer. 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. (2 minutes)


TAGS: california, immigrants, immigration, mexican american

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Film Information

The Icing on the Cake (2 min.)

Premiere Date: September 7, 2010

Streaming Dates: Sept. 8, 2010 – Nov. 28, 2017

Filmmakers: Mike Rauch , Tim Rauch


Mike Rauch
Mike Rauch
Tim Rauch
Tim Rauch

StoryCorps grew out of a very simple idea: we wanted to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record their life stories.”

— Dave Isay, StoryCorps Founder and President


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