StoryCorps "John and Joe" (2011)

John Vigiano Jr. was a firefighter and his brother Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers were killed while saving others at the World Trade Centers.


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Miss Devine

Two cousins reminisce about their inimitable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine.

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Clean Streets

Two New York City sanitation workers talk about unexpected lessons learned on the job.

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The Icing on the Cake

Blanca Alvarez and her daughter remember their first years in the U.S.

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The Nature of War

In Baghdad, National Guardsman Justin Cliburn made an unlikely friendship with two Iraqi boys.

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"John and Joe" 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 "John and Joe" 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

Executive Producers

Dave Isay
Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs

Consulting Producer

Michael Garofalo

Production Coordinator

Nina Porzucki


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

Erica Perez
Celia Bullwinkel

FX and Compositing

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Michael Garofalo
Lizzie Jacobs
Vanara Taing

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


In partnership with


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