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Story in the Public Square

Next Airing: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV

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Story in the Public Square is a weekly, public affairs show designed to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. The show is inspired by the power of stories to shape public understanding of important issues. For example, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," shined a crucial light on the violence and inhumanity of American slavery, fueled the abolition movement, and inspired Abraham Lincoln, upon meeting the author, to say "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war." Narrative is no less important today-though the vehicles for dissemination are much more diverse. From a great novel to a film, a song, or even a Tweet, stories still very much impact the way the American public looks at issues. Our show turns a critical eye to these stories and their tellers.


  • Susan Ware

    One hundred years after the adoption of the 19th amendment, noted feminist historian Susan Ware has produced a new, inclusive history of the women who led the suffrage movement, Why They Marched.

    Next Airing: Mon, Apr 6th, 2020 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:16
    Usage rights: 3/30/2020 to 3/30/2023
  • Sr. Helen Prejean

    Since 1976, nearly 1500 Americans have been executed in the name of justice. Sister Helen Prejean, though, cautions about the human cost of the death penalty and the innocent victims wrongfully put to death.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 10th, 2020 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:39
    Usage rights: 1/7/2019 to 1/6/2022
  • Danny Strong

    Danny Strong, Emmy-winning screenwriter and co-creator of "Empire" on FOX.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 17th, 2020 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:34
    Usage rights: 7/29/2019 to 7/28/2022
  • Susan Rice

    As the youngest Assistant Secretary of State in the history of the United States, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, Susan Rice carried the lessons of her family's unique American experience.

    Next Airing: Fri, Apr 24th, 2020 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 12/9/2019 to 12/8/2022
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    Next Airing: Mon, May 4th, 2020 at 11:30 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Elizabeth Rush

    Climate change is about water: places where there is either too little or too much. Elizabeth Rush describes the impact of rising sea levels on the people and animals who live on America's coasts.

    Length: 00:27:46
    Usage rights: 2/24/2020 to 2/23/2023