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 men, 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 2021 as part of the USA TODAY Network’s response to the novel coronavirus. In-person shows have been paused through 2020.

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 Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 15. This page will be updated with the latest shows at the bottom.

Newton's story was featured April 30 under the show's theme of "Belonging" and can be viewed below.

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For the shows, organizers have hand-picked the best stories from more than 1,000 and new stories. 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.

WATCH: Stories about love

WATCH: Stories about growing up

WATCH: Stories of belonging

WATCH: Stories from celebrity chefs about food

WATCH: Outdoor Adventures

WATCH: Resiliency

WATCH: Family and Friends

WATCH: Kid Stories

WATCH: Stylish Stories

WATCH: Fresh Starts

WATCH: Women of the Century

WATCH: Lessons Learned

WATCH: Stories About Stories

WATCH: School Stories

WATCH: Civil Uprisings

Mark your calendar

  • Sept. 3: Stories About Stories
  • Sept. 17: School Stories
  • Sept. 24: Uprisings: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Oct. 1: Entrepreneurship and Hustle
  • Oct. 15: Far from Alone
  • Oct. 29: I Am an American
  • Nov. 12: Food and Family
  • Dec. 22: Holiday Stories
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