PBS American Portrait

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.

As PBS's most ambitious initiative to date, the project is envisioned to encompass publishing, short form content, classroom engagement, a web miniseries, public art installations, live events, and in January 2021, a nationally televised documentary series on PBS stations.

a nurse treating a patient
Jason Vlahos / WKAR-MSU

Thu., Oct. 1 at 10 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 and STREAMING | A Michigan nurse faces two crises at once: COVID-19 and racial tensions in the U.S.

Family of Us | A PBS American Portrait Story

Jul 31, 2020

WATCH NOW | See a moving and meaningful picture of families in America today and the way they shape our lives.

In This Together | A PBS American Portrait Story

Jul 30, 2020
Courtesy / PBS/RadicalMedia

WATCH NOW | Hear firsthand accounts of how the coronavirus pandemic has affected everyday Americans.