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StoryCorps Shorts

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012


The Icing on the Cake

PBS Broadcast: Sept. 7, 2010

Online: Sept. 8, 2010 through Sept. 8, 2014


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 broadcast after The Human Voice. (2 minutes)

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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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