Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story
Explore how people in different age groups see themselves and their place in the America. Through self-shot video, they share common experiences that bind age groups together and generational differences that put them at odds with one another.
Premieres on January 5
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. To answer this question, PBS and its partners are collecting photos, videos and text submissions from across America to capture the state and spirit of our nation. Share your story now.
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Three renowned artists bring major new public artwork to New York, Dallas and Tulsa.
Intimate self-shot stories reveal what it really means to be American today.
Americans share the wisdom and energy that are exchanged between generations.
15-year-old Arwyn spends time with her older sister before she heads off to college.
Explore how people in different age groups see themselves and their place in America.
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Marna, an 80 year-old photographer, is determined to be published in a major publication.
Arwyn, a rising high school sophomore, is anxious to get back to her normal teenage life.
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