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Ask Your local PBS Station to Broadcast “What Will Become of Us“

-- Powerful Documentary About Armenian Americans Is Told Against the Backdrop of the Armenian Genocide Centennial

“What Will Become of Us” follows Armenian Americans – famous and otherwise – as they navigate the 100th Anniversary of the Genocide and strive to forge identities for the next 100 years.

Among those featured are ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian; Designer/Artist Michael Aram Wolohojian; oud master Richard Hagopian and his grandson Andrew; comedian Lory Tatoulian; singer/songwriter Sebu Simonian, educators John and Annie Sweers; investment banker Jon Simonian, and; Karine Shamlian, granddaughter of Armenian Genocide survivor Asdghig Alemian.

“What Will Become of Us“ has already been shown on major PBS stations in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles.

The ANCA is targeting 50 major media markets that have not yet broadcast “What Will Become of Us,” asking Armenian Americans and supporters to contact their PBS programming department to schedule a showing of the documentary. Additional cities will be added on a rolling basis.

If you live outside the ANCA’s target area, contacting your PBS station is as easy as 1-2-3:

1) Please visit https://www.pbs.org/stations/

2) Type in your ZIP Code or search for your local station by state

3) You will be directed to your local PBS station’s contact page. Please email the station urging them to broadcast “What Will Become of Us”.

A sample email is provided below.

Dear local PBS station:

I am writing to ask you to broadcast “What Will Become of US,” a documentary film that is resonating powerfully with PBS audiences of all backgrounds, in cities and towns across America.

Despite our many contributions to every aspect of American society over the past century, we have yet to see the Armenian American story told on a national television platform. Our local Armenian community would warmly welcome your broadcast and is ready – during these days of social distancing – to safely spread the word on-line to friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues.

The inspiring theme of a community rising from the ashes of genocide is all the more relevant in the wake of last year’s Congressional landmark resolutions recognizing the Armenian Genocide – ending the longest-lasting foreign gag-rule in American history.

Thank you for your consideration of my request.


Learn more about “What Will Become of US”

— Visit the “What Will Become of Us” homepage
— Read about the “The Making of ‘What Will Become of Us” in The Armenian Weekly
Buy the DVD/BlueRay

What will become of us film

Watch the “What Will Become of Us” Trailer

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