Culture

Family Pictures USA

Join host Thomas Allen Harris to explore American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of history, diversity and common values.

Southwest Florida

55m 11s

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.

Episodes

  • Southwest Florida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Southwest Florida

    S1 E3 - 55m 11s

    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.

  • Detroit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit

    S1 E2 - 55m 11s

    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.

  • North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    North Carolina

    S1 E1 - 55m 11s

    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.

Extras + Features

  • Preview | Southwest Florida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview | Southwest Florida

    S1 E3 - 30s

    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.

  • Living Legacy | Southwest Florida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Living Legacy | Southwest Florida

    S1 E3 - 3m 51s

    The Osceola family shares with Thomas the ways they have maintained their culture since European colonizers arrived in their ancestral lands. Their collection of family photos includes rare early photos of their ancestors captured by ethnographers and reporters over generations. Alongside images of everyday family moments, they share how their lives have differed from those on the reservations.

  • Get Lucky? | Southwest Florida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Get Lucky? | Southwest Florida

    S1 E3 - 3m 17s

    Southwest Florida has a long history of alligator wrestling, and over time it has become a popular tourist activity. Thomas gets up close and personal with a trainer and gator to find out more about this long enjoyed local tradition.

  • Cowboy's Roots | Southwest Florida: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cowboy's Roots | Southwest Florida

    S1 E3 - 3m 4s

    Thomas visits the Southwest Florida ranch of Clint Raulerson a fifth generation cowboy with a talent for poetry. Clint takes Thomas on a tour of the ranch and recites a poem inspired by his roots.

  • Preview | Detroit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview | Detroit

    S1 E2 - 30s

    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.

  • Detroit Style | Detroit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit Style | Detroit

    S1 E2 - 3m

    Detroit's distinctive fashion has been iconic for decades, in part because of shops like Hot Sam’s and Henry the Hatter. Join Thomas as he visits each store and gets to know the history behind the proprietors and threads that allow him to step into his own “Detroit Style.”

  • Finding Nana | Detroit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Finding Nana | Detroit

    S1 E2 - 4m 59s

    Thomas, in search of his own Detroit roots travels to the suburbs of Detroit looking for his great grandmother’s home. Using family photographs he’s able to get reconnect with his Cousin Si, who he has not seen in decades, and piece together clues to help him find the location of her home.

  • My Sister's Keeper | Detroit: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    My Sister's Keeper | Detroit

    S1 E2 - 4m 28s

    Satori and Doreen grew up in Detroit and return to their childhood home together to share with Thomas their experiences. The return strikes an emotional cord with the sisters as they reconnect and heal.

  • Preview | North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview | North Carolina

    S1 E1 - 30s

    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.

  • Durham Homecoming | North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Durham Homecoming | North Carolina

    S1 E1 - 3m 14s

    Jes Averhart is a proud member of Black Wall Street Homecoming, a local group of Durham entrepreneurs who are revitalizing the community. She comes from a blended family and has recently discovered that her late father had roots in Durham.

  • Taste of Oxford | North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Taste of Oxford | North Carolina

    S1 E1 - 4m 13s

    In Oxford, Thomas visits a unique community brewery. He learns from the owners that there’s much more behind the names of the flight he’s been offered. The brews celebrate the local experiences, offering a window into the community unlike any other.

  • Sushioki | North Carolina: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Sushioki | North Carolina

    S1 E1 - 3m 2s

    Pastor Yoo has worked hard to support new arrivals to his church community. Sushioki, a fusion restaurant, is an extension of his service that provides jobs that offer a stepping stone to those eager to work with limited opportunities.

Schedule

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