Philadelphia Stories RETROSPECTIVE:
20th Anniversary Look Back


Philadelphia Stories, which aired on WYBE TV 35 for eight seasons from 2001 to 2011, chronicled our city’s rich cultural fabric and imagined futures through the eyes of independent filmmakers and community storytellers. It shined a spotlight on the local filmmakers, featured all genres of filmmaking, gave some first time filmmakers a launch pad and contributed to making Philadelphia a viable place for media artists to call home.

Now, 20 years later, PhillyCAM, with support from the Independence Public Media Foundation, is offering Philadelphians the opportunity to experience the evolution of our city and our stories over the last two decades through the time capsule that is Philadelphia Stories. 

Join us every Thursday at 8:30-9:30PM ET, to watch a selected episode from Philadelphia Stories which aired on WYBE-35 for 8 seasons (2001-2011).  Broadcast Schedule



“The works featured in Philadelphia Stories continue to resonate, some even feel like they could have been made today.” said Gretjen Clausing, Executive Director of PhillyCAM. “Over the next five months, we want to introduce new audiences to this work and engage people in conversations about the topics and issues these films raise.”

Philadelphia Stories producer/curator Hébert Peck reflected recently that “Philadelphia Stories represents a library of important works one can go to learn and calculate your next step whether you're interested in environmental/climate issues, human rights issues, social justice. And then there were many pieces that just talked about love … the entire human experience.”


Broadcast  Dates

Previously shown every Thursday at 8:30-9:30PM ET, from Oct 28, 2021 - March 31, 2022, Join us for the Retrospective Replay every Thursday at 8:30-9:30PM ET, from April 28, 2022 - September 29, 2022 for an encore of selected episodes from Philadelphia Stories which aired on WYBE-35 for 8 seasons (2001-2011).  Broadcast Schedule


Program Descriptions

Learn more about the films screening each week.


How To Watch The Retrospective

In Philadelphia county, watch us on Xfinity 66/966HD and Verizon 29/30 

Everywhere: via the PhillyCAM channel on Roku and Apple TV; or stream online at PhillyCAM TV



Join The Conversation

Invite your friends. Watch along. Use our community engagement guideand let us know what you think! Be sure to tag us @PhillyCAM #PhillyCAM and #PhillyStories


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