Finding America

About This Program

Finding America is an independent public media production comprised of 15 teams embedded for nine months at forward-moving public radio and television stations across the U.S. It’s the third in a series of national productions first launched by AIR in 2010 and led by some of the most gifted independent producers in the nation. Finding America moves into communities large and small to invent new storytelling models with citizens who help us tell a new story of the rich diversity of America today.

AIR matched winning talent with stations and deployed them to build productions over nine months with a mandate to invent new pathways to those citizens not engaged with public media. AIR’s producers then assembled scores of community partners, storytellers, and citizen contributors to produce live events, invent new, blended media models, and produce stories distributed via broadcast and digital platforms.

Principal funding for Finding America provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and AIR’s network of more than 1,100 producers in 47 states and 30 countries.