Family Pictures USA

FAMILY PICTURES USA journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the hallmarks of a familiar and idealized “America” are being transformed. From the streets of Detroit, to the shores of Southwest Florida, to the farm fields of North Carolina, we are creating a new purpose for the family photo album…as an integral part of our collective social and cultural history.

Host Thomas Allen Harris guides the show’s participants as they are reacquainted with relatives and old friends, introducing fascinating characters to our collective consciousness and discovering surprising connections along the journey.

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Family Pictures USA journeys through a rapidly changing landscape where the hallmarks of a familiar and idealized “America” are being transformed. From the streets of Detroit, to the shores of Southwest Florida, to the farm fields of North Carolina, we are creating a new purpose for the family photo album…as an integral part of our collective social and cultural history.

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    North Carolina

    Discover how this historically rural state built on tobacco and textiles is rapidly changing. Entrepreneurs find a warm welcome in Durham, Native Americans come home to ancestral lands, and families separated by race and class work toward healing.

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    Detroit

    Explore America’s comeback city through photos and personal stories shared by residents. From the influence of the auto industry to labor unions to the Motown sound, Detroit’s multilayered story is revealed via family narratives and memories.

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    Southwest Florida

    Visit Ft. Myers and the Paradise Coast, home to ranchers, Native Americans and fishing communities. Explore cattle country in rural Florida and meet a family of migrant workers who now own the company that harvests the produce.

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    LOCAL: North Carolina | Family Pictures USA

    Family Pictures USA heads back to North Carolina for a heartfelt reunion between series host Thomas Allen Harris and the inspiring people profiled in his new PBS series. Harris sits down with the cast of the NC episode to discover how being part of Family Pictures USA has affected their lives and families.

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    LOCAL: Southwest Florida | Family Pictures USA

    Family Pictures USA revisits Southwest Florida for a heartfelt reunion between series host Thomas Allen Harris and the local people profiled in his new PBS series. Harris sits down with some of the cast members to discover what new and surprising connections have been made in the community. Produced by WGCU.

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