Story in the Public Square

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.

Sat, Dec 4 12:00 A.M. Colin Woodard     NHPBS

There are some who argue that the United States of Amer, 2022ica, as a nation, should be defined by its civic identity-a federal republic whose founding promised equality under the law and liberty to all of its people.

Sun, Dec 5 8:30 A.M. Colin Woodard     NH EXPLORE

There are some who argue that the United States of Amer, 2022ica, as a nation, should be defined by its civic identity-a federal republic whose founding promised equality under the law and liberty to all of its people.

Thu, Dec 9 6:30 A.M. Lindsay Crouse     NH WORLD

Thu, Dec 9 1:00 P.M. Lindsay Crouse     NH WORLD

Sat, Dec 11 12:00 A.M. Lindsay Crouse     NHPBS

The demands society places on women-the choices they make about their lives, their relationships, and their appearance-can be overwhelming.

Sun, Dec 12 8:30 A.M. Lindsay Crouse     NH EXPLORE

The demands society places on women-the choices they make about their lives, their relationships, and their appearance-can be overwhelming.

Thu, Dec 16 6:30 A.M. Evelyn Farkas     NH WORLD

Thu, Dec 16 1:00 P.M. Evelyn Farkas     NH WORLD

Sat, Dec 18 12:00 A.M. Evelyn Farkas     NHPBS

The last 12 months have seen terrible loss from the pandemic, hope rise with the wide availability of vaccines, an open assault on American democracy, and the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

Sun, Dec 19 8:30 A.M. Evelyn Farkas     NH EXPLORE

The last 12 months have seen terrible loss from the pandemic, hope rise with the wide availability of vaccines, an open assault on American democracy, and the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan.

Thu, Dec 23 6:30 A.M. Alice Hill     NH WORLD

Thu, Dec 23 1:00 P.M. Alice Hill     NH WORLD

Sat, Dec 25 12:00 A.M. Alice Hill     NHPBS

The planet is warming. This isn't conjecture and it isn't political: it's the overwhelming conclusion of climate scientists from all over the world.

Sun, Dec 26 8:30 A.M. Alice Hill     NH EXPLORE

The planet is warming. This isn't conjecture and it isn't political: it's the overwhelming conclusion of climate scientists from all over the world.

Thu, Dec 30 6:30 A.M. Elaine McMillion Sheldon     NH WORLD

Documentary filmmakers take us into the lives of their subjects in a way that the written word can't capture.

Thu, Dec 30 1:00 P.M. Elaine McMillion Sheldon     NH WORLD

Documentary filmmakers take us into the lives of their subjects in a way that the written word can't capture.

Sat, Jan 1 12:00 A.M. Julie Keller     NHPBS

The super-heated rhetoric over immigration and border security in the United States is part of a long tradition of anti-immigration hysteria.

Sun, Jan 2 8:30 A.M. Julie Keller     NH EXPLORE

The super-heated rhetoric over immigration and border security in the United States is part of a long tradition of anti-immigration hysteria.

Thu, Jan 6 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jan 6 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Sat, Jan 8 12:00 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NHPBS

Sun, Jan 9 8:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH EXPLORE

Thu, Jan 13 6:30 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Thu, Jan 13 1:00 P.M. Story in the Public Square     NH WORLD

Sat, Jan 15 12:00 A.M. Story in the Public Square     NHPBS

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