Arab American Stories is a 13-part series produced by Detroit Public Television that features stories of Arab Americans of all walks of life to put a human face on the Arab American experience.  Hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby (right), each half hour episode centers on a particular theme and features three character-driven short documentaries which will profile Arab Americans making an impact: in their community, their profession, their family or the world at large.  Arab Americans have been immigrating to this country since the mid-19th century, they come from more than 20 countries, practice many different faiths and live in all 50 states. While Arab American Stories does not visit all 50 states, it highlights the diversity of the Arab American experience in an attempt to educate, enlighten and entertain American audiences.Read about a national dialogue initiative related to this series HERE.  To read more about those Arab Americans featured in the series, visit the official website HERE. Click HERE to visit the series’ Facebook page where you can view the most up-to-date list of stations across the U.S. that are presenting Arab American Stories. To request that your PBS station present Arab American Stories, contact the station manager of your local PBS affiliate; find a list of PBS stations HERE.  To read a statement from the series’ supervising producer and director, Alicia Sams, click HERE.
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