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StoryCorps Shorts

Premiere Date: August 9, 2012


Partner Toolkit

We’re glad you’re excited about the broadcast of StoryCorps Shorts. Here you'll find everything you need to get involved with the film, from alerting your community to the PBS national broadcast, to hosting a free screening. It’s easy to do. Scroll down for a list of ways that you can share this film with your friends, family, and community.

StoryCorps Shorts will have its premiere broadcast on PBS on Thursday, August 9th at 10 PM with POV Short Cuts. (check local listings)


Sign Up for a Reminder

We will send you an email reminder the week before the PBS broadcast premiere. Forward to your friends, family or organization members as a reminder to watch StoryCorps Shorts on PBS on August 9, 2012! Sign Up »

Host a Premiere Party for a chance to win a Party Pack!


Invite friends and family to watch StoryCorps Shorts as a part of POV Short Cuts on your television or laptop the night of the national broadcast premiere on August 9th (check local listings), or during the first two weeks that the film is streaming online for free.

You can then enter a random drawing by 5 p.m ET on August 23rd for a chance to win a signed POV Premiere Party Pack including a StoryCorps Animated Shorts DVD, signed Sin País DVD, books, film memorabilia, sustainable food items, and more! For more information, visit the POV Premiere Party page.

Alert Your Community


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Tweet About It

Help spread the word about StoryCorps Shorts broadcast by tweeting about it! Be sure to include @povengage and @StoryCorps

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Beyond Broadcast

Host a Sneak Preview Screening

The Way We Get By screening

Photo by Larry Glenn, Hands On Network

If you are a community organizer, high school, after school, college or ESL teacher, young person using media to reach your peers or a PBS station employee interested in planning free screenings in your community, please sign up with POV's Community Network and we'll loan you a copy of the film (for free!)
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Screening Toolkit

Find everything you need to host your own free screening, from a step-by-step instructional guide, to tools to alert your local press, to an easy flyer template to fill out and print, and audience evaluations to distribute after your screening. It's all here!


Step-by-Step Guide
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Partner Agreement
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Download the
Flyer Template (8.5x14) »


Media Contact Form
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Audience Evaluation
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Have you successfully led an event? We would love to hear about it! Take a moment to fill out your online Coordinator Evaluation »

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Until Nov. 28, 2017

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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