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PBS American Portrait. A National Storytelling Project

Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story

PBS American Portrait is a national storytelling project, and one part of it is turning the real life stories you submit here on this site into a groundbreaking documentary series.

In this second special, see a moving and meaningful picture of families in America today and the way these relationships shape us. Families of all shapes and sizes give us a look into their lives, revealing how we value our families now more than ever.


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