On-Air Highlights

Ties that Bind

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Oct 7, 2013 7:16 AM
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There are questions we would answer, if only we were asked. How did we grow up? What do we remember about home? What about our family?

This fall, celebrate the first decade of StoryCorps with a special retrospective hosted by NPR's Scott Simon and StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. Look back on 10 years of celebrating everyday people on public radio in this new hour-long special.

Ties That Bind: A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special will air on witf Sunday October 13 at 7:00pm with a repeat Thursday October 17 at 7:00pm.  

Recorded in StoryCorps' own interview booth in Manhattan, this special features Dave and Scott in an unscripted conversation about the importance of humanity, intimacy and the need to bear witness. They share stories about StoryCorps' beginnings and its growth into an archive of interviews with nearly 100,000 Americans from every state of the union.

Dave and Scott also revisit some of the most beloved conversations, reflect on Studs Terkel's speech at the launch of the project, get updates from the participants, and go behind-the-scenes of a StoryCorps interview.

Listen in on some unforgettable StoryCorps moments: Danny and Annie Perasa share their belief in the everlasting power of their love in the face of death, the amazing Ms. Divine leaves her mark, Monique Ferrer remembers her husband who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and Scott Simon shares one of the last recorded conversations he had with his mother Patricia in a StoryCorps recording booth.

Stay tuned for a special 30 minute Storycorps special airing on witf TV later this fall. 

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