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"I Dream"

"I Dream"

"I Dream"

In the first episode of PBS American Portrait, self-shot stories explore the meaning and state of the American dream. From the desire for homeownership to ambitions for higher ed or career success, they show the hard work, opportunities and barriers that come with pursuing this ideal today.
S1 E1 Length 54:49 Premiere: 1.5.21

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PBS American Portrait

About PBS American Portrait

PBS American Portrait, a national storytelling project aligned with PBS's 50th anniversary celebration, invites America to participate in a national conversation about 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. Share your story now.

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I Keep

Across America, people film themselves as they try to preserve or change long-standing traditions.

  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 19, 2021 8:00 pm CT on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 2:00 am ET on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 1:00 am CT on KET
  • Thursday January 21, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET2
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  • Sunday January 24, 2021 3:00 am ET on KET2
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I Rise

First-person stories from across the country take you inside the movement for an antiracist future.

  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 26, 2021 8:00 pm CT on KET
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  • Thursday January 28, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET2
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I Work

  • Sunday January 17, 2021 3:00 am ET on KET2
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  • Thursday January 14, 2021 1:00 am CT on KET
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 12, 2021 8:00 pm CT on KET

I Dream - S1 E1

  • Sunday January 10, 2021 3:00 am ET on KET2
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  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:00 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 8:00 pm CT on KET

Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story

  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 1:30 pm ET on KET
  • Tuesday January 5, 2021 12:30 pm CT on KET
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Season 1 Episodes

"I Work"

S1 E2 Length 54:50 Premiere Date 1.12.21

"I Dream"

S1 E1 Length 54:49 Premiere Date 1.5.21

A College Student Dreams Of Becoming A Doctor

Clip Length 04:16 Premiere Date 1.5.21

A Pilot Pursues His Dream Of Starting An Airline

Clip Length 04:07 Premiere Date 1.5.21

A Couple Dreams Of Buying A Home Together

Clip Length 02:59 Premiere Date 1.5.21

Dreaming of Fame

Clip Length 01:33 Premiere Date 1.5.21

A Wrestler Pursues His Dream of Going Pro

Clip Length 09:09 Premiere Date 1.5.21

Extended Preview | PBS American Portrait

Preview Length 02:12 Premiere Date 1.8.20

Preview | PBS American Portrait

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.8.20

In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Story | Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 5.8.20

Preview #2

Preview Length 01:00 Premiere Date 5.29.20

Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story | Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 8.2.20

Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story | Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.26.20

Series Preview | PBS American Portrait

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.5.21

Specials

Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Story

Length 25:53 Premiere Date 10.26.20

Family of Us: A PBS American Portrait Story

Length 25:56 Premiere Date 8.2.20

In This Together: A PBS American Portrait Story

Length 25:53 Premiere Date 5.8.20

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