The Way We Get By

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On call 24 hours a day for the past five years, a group of senior citizens has made history by greeting nearly 800,000 American troops at a tiny airport in Bangor, Maine. This film is an intimate look at three of these greeters as they confront the universal losses that come with aging and rediscover their reason for living. Bill Knight, Jerry Mundy and Joan Gaudet find the strength to overcome their personal battles and transform their lives through service. This inspirational and surprising story shatters the stereotypes of today's senior citizens as the greeters redefine the meaning of community.


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  • StoryCorps Shorts: Driven
  • StoryCorps Shorts: The Saint of Dry Creek
  • Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case
  • Hotel 22
  • StoryCorps Shorts: Clean Streets
  • StoryCorps: Traffic Stop
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