BOSTON (November 16, 2020) — Stories from the Stage, GBH WORLD Channel’s award-winning original series featuring ordinary people telling extraordinary stories, will air a national, 24-hour marathon of unforgettable multicultural stories from around the world on Thanksgiving weekend.
The marathon includes the premiere of two new episodes: Growing Up Black and Pride as well as the Can’t-Miss Stories from the Stage Pledge Special. The Stories from the Stage marathon begins on WORLD Channel on Saturday, November 28, at 8 pm ET and runs through Sunday, November 29, at 8 pm ET.
Viewers can also watch a 24-hour live stream on the WORLD Channel and Stories from the Stage YouTube pages. Series hosts, humorists and storytellers Theresa Okokon and Wes Hazard will join the live stream to comment and engage with viewers during the primetime episodes.
The Stories from the Stage marathon will give viewers a chance to take a deep dive into a series dedicated to bringing human stories and diverse perspectives to American homes. Each 30-minute episode features three storytellers sharing their stories — some humorous, some poignant — related to the episode’s unifying theme.
“What better way to understand someone else’s perspective than hearing a true story from the heart?” said Patricia Alvarado Núñez, co-executive producer for Stories from the Stage at GBH in Boston. “This Thanksgiving weekend, families and friends can gather virtually to discover and discuss moments of joy and inspiration from people they might not have a chance to meet otherwise. We’re especially proud to premiere Growing Up Black and Pride, which were taped in the homes of courageous tellers willing to share their stories when social distancing measures were mandated.”