The project encourages people to sit back with a family member on Nov. 28, the afternoon after Thanksgiving, and record a conversation that is meaningful.
SCOTT SIMON, host:
Today we assist launch a new chapter in the StoryCorps task – a National Day of Listening. StoryCorps, which brings you the personal tales of everyday Us americans, would like to take up a holiday that is new with you and me. David Isay, the founder of StoryCorps , joins us. David, many thanks if you are with us.
Mr. DAVID ISAY (Founder, StoryCorps): Hi, Scott. Great become right here.
SIMON: And what is the theory?
Mr. ISAY: Well, the National Day of Listening is really a pretty simple idea. We’re asking the whole country in the time after Thanksgiving, November 28th, to just take an hour out and stop, find a family member, and interview them about their life in the slightest necessary. For those who have an old tape recorder or a computer – and while we can’t, at StoryCorps, take these interviews into the collection that goes to the Library of Congress, we have all kinds of suggestions for people on our Web site, on nationaldayoflistening.org, about how to preserve these stories and how to share these stories with your families if you have a video cam around the house or.
SIMON: You understand, I attempted this recently.
Mr. ISAY: So I heard. Continue reading