StoryCorps "She Was the One" (2011)

Engaged to be married, Richard Pecorella and Karen Juday were inseparable. But on September 11, 2001 Karen died in the World Trade Center attacks.


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A Family Man

Samuel Black fondly recalls his father's hard work and tough love.

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Making It

Noe Rueda grew up poor, and as a young boy had to help his family make ends meet.

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Eyes on the Stars

Before becoming an astronaut, Ron McNair was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, SC.

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Q & A

A twelve-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome interviews his mother.

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"She Was the One" 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 "She Was the One" 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 Producer

Dave Isay

Supervising Producer

Donna Galeno


Mike Rauch
Lizzie Jacobs
Isaac Kestenbaum


Michael Garofalo

Production Assistant

Nina Porzucki


Tim Rauch

Assistant Animation

David Sheahan

FX and Compositing

Gary Leib

Audio Produced by

Katie Simon
Michael Garofalo

Music by Fredrik

The Kora Records
published by House of Hassle

Funding provided by


In partnership with


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