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Premiere Date: August 9, 2012

   

Listening Is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special

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PBS Broadcast: November 28, 2013

Synopsis

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. Each story reflects StoryCorps founder Dave Isay's fundamental belief: "We can learn so much about the people all around us — even about the people we already know — just by taking the time to have a conversation." Framing these intimate conversations from across the country is an interview between Isay and his 9-year-old nephew, Benji. As always, the selections provoke both tears and laughter — and highlight the simple joy found in sitting together and asking life's important questions. Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.

This fall, The Penguin Press will release Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps — commemorating StoryCorps' decade of recording stories across the country.





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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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