PBS Premiere: Various dates
Online: May 6, 2010 – Oct. 31, 2017
The first-ever animated special from StoryCorps celebrates the transformative power of listening. Listening Is an Act of Love features six stories from 10 years of the innovative oral history project. Since 2003, StoryCorps has been recording and preserving the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. For the past five years, the producers have shared one of these stories each week on NPR. Following the success of its first two seasons on television in 2010 and 2011, StoryCorps will bring its Peabody Award-winning storytelling back to POV for a third season in 2012. Animated and directed by The Rauch Brothers, the shorts use StoryCorps' original recordings, capturing the intimate and emotionally resonant conversations that have become renowned as NPR's quintessential "driveway moments." This second edition of animated shorts will take viewers on a journey through America with stories about an indomitable Sunday school teacher, a strongwilled grandmother and a husband’s love and loss on Sept. 11, 2001. The StoryCorps collection is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
StoryCorps Shorts (various min.)
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
[StoryCorps interviews] form shimmering threads in the American tapestry.”
— USA Today