A TOWERING TASK airs nationwide

Help Ensure A Towering Task Airs Nationwide

A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps is coming to PBS stations nationwide, starting September 2. But your help is needed to make sure this documentary airs in your region. With PBS stations sometimes scheduling programming two to three months before airdate, now is the time to reach out to your local station. The PBS World channel will host a nationwide broadcast premiere on Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Eastern with repeats on Saturday, September 30 at 3 a.m., 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. Eastern. Your local station program managers will decide whether to schedule the film and how often over the next three years. View a list of confirmed stations and air times so far.That’s where you come in.

CALL your station today and ask that A Towering Task, which is distributed by NETA, be included in the line-up. Then, help get the word out about the documentary. This is a great opportunity to educate a broad audience about the history of Peace Corps, its many successes, and the challenges the agency has faced since its founding in 1961. Find your local station here. Request a time slot. Plan to organize a viewing party. Enjoy the show! Read guidelines on how to best connect with your local PBS station and broaden the reach of Peace Corps’ story here.


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  • Alana has accomplished something that has been thought of, imagined, talked about, wished for ,…. since the first years of the Peace Corps. At the beginning, everyone whom Alana told about the project had doubts, but she persistently forged ahead against all resistance and odds – and she did it! – a brilliant inclusive history of the Peace Corps – capturing so many of the originals just in time. Sending huge appreciation for this archival work of art.
    ….. Onward in peace,

    • Geri, thank you so very much for your kind words! You have been around since we first started developing this project and your support and kindness along the way made such a difference. Thank you for being the amazing, wonderful, charming, and brilliant person you are! Warmly, Alana

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