StoryCorps "Eyes on the Stars" (2012)

On January 28, 1986, the NASA Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.


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The Human Voice

Oral historian Studs Terkel on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.

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Germans in the Woods

A WWII vet remembers a German soldier he killed at the Battle of the Bulge.

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Sundays at Rocco’s

Rocco Galasso's building is demolished to make way for new apartments.

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The Last Viewing

A Vietnam vet whose son died in combat in Iraq, finds comfort in a chance encounter.

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"Eyes on the Stars" on DVD

Plus the first-ever StoryCorps special, and 14 more shorts!

This DVD collects the first-ever StoryCorps special, Listening Is an Act of Love, and "Eyes on the Stars" along with 14 additional shorts. In these cartoons, everyday people from little towns and big cities across America share extraordinary stories of love, loss, and daily life.

Bonus interview with The Rauch Brothers.


Tools We Used


Directed by

The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction

Bill Wray


Stephen DeStefano

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Production Coordinator

Maya Millett


Tim Rauch

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by

Art Works

In partnership with


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