Once you see America through family pictures,
you will never see this country
the same way again.
FAMILY PICTURES USA
Join host Thomas Allen Harris to explore American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of history, diversity and common values. Season one of Family Pictures USA features three national PBS episodes and a local show produced by WGCU.
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Family Pictures USA is presented on PBS by WGCU Public Media and UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina.
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All episodes are available to stream on WGCU Passport. Click here to watch!
Southwest Florida – Visit Ft. Myers and the Paradise Coast, home to ranchers, Native Americans and fishing communities.
Watch Monday, November 4 at 10:00 p.m. (WGCU HD)
North Carolina – Discover how this historically rural state built on tobacco and textiles is rapidly changing.
Detroit – Explore America’s comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents.
Southwest Floridians present images long stored in photo albums or stashed away in dusty boxes. Using these pictures as a starting point, Thomas engages participants in conversation, guiding them through stories of hardship, perseverance and love.