NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following the success of its first season on television, StoryCorps will bring its Peabody Award-winning storytelling back to PBS’ documentary series POV (Point of View) for a second season in 2011.
Animated and directed by the Rauch Brothers, the shorts use StoryCorps’ original recordings and capture the intimate and emotionally resonant conversations that have become renowned as NPR’s quintessential “driveway moments.” This second edition of animated shorts will take viewers on a journey through America with stories about an indomitable Sunday school teacher and a strong-willed grandmother remembering late-life adventures as a Bloomingdale’s detective.
Since 2003, the national nonprofit organization StoryCorps has been recording and preserving the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. Every Friday morning, millions tune in to NPR to hear the diverse voices of their nation, and now PBS viewers can enjoy these StoryCorps animated shorts on POV in summer 2011. StoryCorps’ animated shorts are funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.