StoryCorps Launches 'The Great Thanksgiving Listen'

The organization has partnered with ABC News and others to launch its largest oral history project to date.
1:57 | 08/10/15

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Story corps has been collecting the largest library of human voices ever. Giving Americans a chance to record a conversation with a loved one. Those are archived for future generations at the library on congress. We'll join Ted, NPR, and facing history in partnering with storycorps in their most ambitious project ever. They've recorded over 100,000 people. How did you meet dad? Oh, my goodness. I can't believe I'm telling you this. I did a loft bad things. Reporter: Ordinary people living ordinary lives choosing to share stories with loved ones. It's the opposite of reality TV. Nobody comes to get rich or famous. It's an act of generosity and love. It's about listening to someone and letting them know how much they matter to you. Reporter: The son with aspergers asking his mom if he was the son she wanted. Did I meet your expectations? You've exceeded them. Reporter: Barack Obama lending his voice and sharing memories of a childhood without a father. As I get older, I start thinking about -- You learn right and wrong on your own terms. Reporter: This fall, we'll join storycorps in what we're calling the great Thanksgiving listen. We'll invite high schoolers to record an interview with a grandparent or another elder. It's important to know where we came from. To connect with the people who matter to us. You don't need to find a booth to do this. They recently released an app that allows you to record on your cell phone. To learn more, go to our website, on Yahoo!. Let's go to ginger.

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