STORYCORPS, THE NATIONAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT CONCLUDES
4-WEEK STAY IN LOS ANGELES – COLLECTING STORIES TO FEB 21
Molina Joins So CA Residents and Shares History at StoryCorps
Stationed at East L.A. Civic Center Library Feb 20
LOS ANGELES (Feb 20, 2009) – StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, concludes its stop in Los Angeles at the East Los Angeles Civic Center. StoryCorps continues to collect stories of Southern California residents through Sat, Feb 21, 2009 as part of its cross-country tour. Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina shares history Friday, Feb 20 at 12:30PM
The StoryCorps mobile StoryBooth -- an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio – has been parked at the East Los Angeles Library for four weeks collecting more than 100 interviews during its stay in Los Angeles. Since its launch in 2003, StoryCorps’ mobile and stationary recording studios have collected interviews in 100 towns in 48 states -- over 20,000 stories.
KPCC is airing a selection of the local stories and create special programs around the project. Selected segments may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project in partnership with NPR and the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress.
WHO: Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, StoryCorp, KPCC
WHAT: Molina Shares History, Fri, Feb 20 at 12:30PM
StoryCorps, National Oral History Project Concludes 4-weeks in L.A. Feb 21
WHERE: East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90022
Ø Cameras will be allowed in the booth before tape begins rolling. Photographs and video can be shot from outside the window during interviews.
Ø Press can listen in to interview with wireless headphones from outside the booth (when available).
Ø Press can interview participants before and after their StoryCorps interviews.
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