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PBS American Portrait | Family of Us | People Share What Their Chosen Families Mean To Them

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Americans across the country discuss their chosen families bound by love instead of blood. See a moving and meaningful picture of families in America today and the way these relationships shape us. Families of all shapes and sizes give us a look into their lives, revealing how we value our families now more than ever. “Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story,” a half-hour special, premieres August 2, 2020 at 10:30/9:30c.

The expanded American Portrait series premieres on PBS in 2021.

PBS invites America to be a part of PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling initiative that seeks to define 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. Be heard and share your story now at

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