About This Program
Produced in partnership with WTTW in Chicago, Local, USA is a half-hour series that features fascinating stories of diverse people, culled from public television stations and independent producers from across the country, and curated around a single theme for each program.
Local, USA is a co-production of WTTW and WORLD Channel.
Episodes from Season 2
American Graduate: Stories from the Classroom
Short docs featuring stories from Latino filmmakers: The Smallest Step animates 3D modeled avatars of diverse H.S. students against real world backdrops; Overcomers highlights two teens succeeding despite odds stacked against them; and Every Girl Matters looks at a Catholic H.S. with a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate.
Beyond the Tap
The national spotlight is on Flint, Michigan in the midst of a water crisis that has been mismanaged by government officials and threatens its citizens. But the city is not alone. Local, USA: Beyond the Tap examines the human, economic, and political costs of one of America's greatest threats: our crumbling infrastructure.