Family Pictures USA

Engage a Curious, Quality Audience

FAMILY PICTURES USAa new three-part PBS series created and hosted by filmmaker and photographer Thomas Allen Harris, explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of our shared history, diversity and common values. 

Family photos of everyday milestones provide a visual portal through which to examine the roots, surprising connections and provocative parallels that shed light on our collective past and our shared future. The heartwarming and enlightening family TV show enlarges our understanding of our history, diversity and shared values.


  • August 12 at 9/8c​
  • August 13 at 8/7c
  • August 13 at 9/8c

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Sponsorship opportunities include:

Potential to reach 1.6MM viewers [1] with two 15- or 30-second on-air spots per broadcast
Extend your sponsorship reach with :15 or :30 pre-roll available across desktop, OTT and mobile platforms and digital display on series website

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PBS is a brand safe environment that resonates with your audience. Among FAMILY PICTURES USA viewers:


have a household income of $60K+ [1]


have a college education of 4+ years [1]


are professionals, business owners or managers [1]


FAMILY PICTURES USA Host Thomas Allen Harris is a filmmaker and artist whose work illuminates the human condition and the search for identity, family and spirituality. Harris has produced a number of critically acclaimed films and documentaries, including VINTAGE—Families of Value, É Minha Cara/That’s My Face and Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.

His work has earned praise at international film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Flaherty and Cape Town.

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Learn how you can engage curious, quality audiences by sponsoring FAMILY PICTURES USA.


DISCLAIMER | Program titles, broadcast dates and talent subject to change at any time.
Source: 1. Nielsen Npower Live +7, Persons 2+ cume (000). Estimates are for the first PBS release week and include within-week repeats by stations. Audience composition based on similar genre PBS programming. Coverage % estimates are based on average coverage of genre programming. Prepared by PBS Research with custom NTI NPower. Figures are estimates and not guaranteed. September 2018.