The Story of Us | A Michigan American Portrait Special

May 5, 2021

Thu. May 13 at 9:30pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | It’s a story told by everyday people - in their own words - on their struggles, triumphs, and joys.

In this PBS American Portrait special from WKAR, Michiganders share short stories about their lives, inspiring conversation about what it means to be an American today. A variety of selfie videos, photos, and comments provide a unique look into life in the Great Lake state.


  • Library of Michigan
  • Ele’s Place
  • MSU Broad Art Museum
  • MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Small Business Association of Michigan 


PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project aligned with PBS's 50th anniversary celebration, invites America to participate in a national conversation about what it really means to be an American today. A digital first initiative produced by RadicalMedia, American Portrait begins as a platform for people to share photos, videos, and text submissions and capture the state and spirit of our nation.