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Read the transcript of the Yahoo! chat with the Wilson-Sims family (September 16, 1999).

AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY is the story of Bill Sims and Karen Wilson -- a black man and white woman who have struggled for 30 years against the racial stereotypes and societal prejudices that have tried -- sometimes viciously -- to divide them.

Culled from more than 1,000 hours of original footage, the series chronicles a year-and-a-half in the life of the Wilson-Sims family, offering a joyful testament to the everyday lives of this couple as they work, cope with illness, juggle finances, and raise their bi-racial daughters -- Cicily, a 20-year-old senior at Colgate University, and Chaney, a 12-year-old seventh grader on the brink of adolescence.

The series ran from Sunday, September 12, 1999 through Thursday, September 16 on PBS stations nationwide.

Your local public TV station may schedule repeat broadcasts, so check the ITVS database to find out if it's scheduled in your area. You can also browse station websites with the PBS stations listing.


Funding for the series was provided by Public Broadcasting Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Fisher Foundation, British Broadcasting Corporation, ARTE, Playboy Foundation, Eastman Fund, Gund Foundation, Waterman Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation, and private donations.

The film is presented in conjunction with several series partners.





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