Watch Americans tell entertaining and illuminating personal stories
Anwar Newton is car-jacked in Phoenix, Arizona, and ends up driving the would-be car thief around the city, realizing the thief is having a mental health crisis. Both men are black, and when the police arrive, the car owner wonders if he's endangered the other man by involving them.
Newton's story is among dozens of personal stories being shared during the Storytellers Project's virtual season, which has been extended through Sept. 3 as part of the USA TODAY Network’s response to the novel coronavirus. In-person shows have been paused through Sept. 1.
Bookmark this article and watch the shows below or tune in live 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on the Storytellers Project's Facebook page or YouTube channel June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. This page will be updated with the latest shows.
Newton's story was featured April 30 under the show's theme of "Belonging" and can be viewed below.
For the shows, organizers have hand-picked the best stories from more than 1,000. During each show, five Americans from across the country tell true, first-person stories that affirm our most deeply held values – hope, perseverance, compassion and love while sharing them from their homes. Megan Finnerty, Storytellers Project founder and director, serves as emcee.
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WATCH: Friends and Family
Check back on July 9 for stories about childhood.
Mark your calendar
- July 9: Kid Stories
- July 23: Stylish Stories
- Aug. 6: Fresh Starts
- Aug. 20: Lessons Learned
- Sept. 3: Stories About Stories
- Sept. 17: Entrepreneurship and Hustle
- Oct. 1: Love and Heartbreak
- Oct. 15: I Made This: Stories About the Arts
- Oct. 29: I am an American
- Nov. 12: Food and Family
- Dec. 22: Christmas Stories