Eleventh season of ‘Story in the Public Square’ to premiere July 2023
“Story in the Public Square,” the six-time Telly Award-winning series from the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, will premiere its eleventh national season on public television on July 3, via the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). The new season will feature 24 new 30-minute episodes and a diverse array of guests who either study or tell stories that shape the understanding of issues that matter in public life today.
Each weekly episode of “Story in the Public Square” delivers new perspectives and opportunities for audiences to connect with inspiring stories and important issues. The series features a culturally and professionally diverse group of distinguished guests like filmmakers, bestselling authors, journalists, physicians, scientists, actors and Pulitzer Prize winners.
The show continues to benefit from the longstanding creative collaboration between hosts Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center, and G. Wayne Miller, who is also director of Ocean State Stories, a Pell Center initiative.
“The power of story intersects with developments in American politics, trends in American society, the rise of artificial intelligence, shifts in the way Americans work and spend their time, questions about identity,” said Ludes.
“We know how fortunate we are to be able to bring these guests and the stories they tell our audience in each episode,” added Miller.
“Story in the Public Square” has been in production at Rhode Island PBS since January 2017 and is currently seen in more than 85 percent of the nation’s television markets with nearly 500 weekly broadcasts nationally. It has won Telly Awards for excellence in politics and commentary as well as social impact in 2022, 2021, 2020; 2019 and 2018. The show is produced by the Pell Center at Salve Regina and presented by Rhode Island PBS via NETA.
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Since 1967, its reason for existing has been to connect public television people and ideas by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation.