Local, USA

  • 2013
  • 3 Seasons

"Local, USA" is a half-hour documentary series from Chicago's WTTW and WORLD channel features stories of diverse people around the United States. Focusing on a single theme, each program is culled from public TV stations and independent producers across the country. Featured segments include the links between traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a program in Hawaii that introduces disabled people to surfing, and New York's champion all-girls robotics team.

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Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall
7. Kū Kanaka: Stand Tall
May 7, 2018
At 15-years-old, Terry Kanalu Young took a dive into shallow waters, becoming a quadriplegic in a split second. Nonetheless he learned to value the life he lived rather than mourn the life he lost, using that insight to offer hope to those dispossessed. At the end of his life, Kanalu was able to inspire Native Hawaiians to reclaim their sense of worth.
My Everyday Hustle
6. My Everyday Hustle
January 8, 2018
Meet five men and women chasing their versions of the American Dream. In New York, they are an integral part of everyday life and many people depend on them as a dog walker to street cart vendor. How do they make ends meet? MY EVERYDAY HUSTLE reveals the struggles, successes, and daily “hustle” for people we see every day, but don’t really know.
The Mayors of Shiprock
5. The Mayors of Shiprock
November 6, 2017
Meet The Mayors of Shiprock
Finding America 2
3. Finding America 2
October 23, 2017
We all come from some place
Finding America 1
2. Finding America 1
October 16, 2017
Before Courtney became an accidental baker and Jesus cooked the most beautiful hot dogs, they each had to search for their identity. The same can be said of Anthony, Cordelia and Tonia - these five men and women discovered who they are and then discovered their passion and purpose in their America.
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"Local, USA" is a half-hour documentary series from Chicago's WTTW and WORLD channel features stories of diverse people around the United States. Focusing on a single theme, each program is culled from public TV stations and independent producers across the country. Featured segments include the links between traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a program in Hawaii that introduces disabled people to surfing, and New York's champion all-girls robotics team.Local, USA is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on October 21, 2013.

Local, USA is available for streaming on the World website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Local, USA on demand at and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    October 21, 2013