What makes the WKNO Memphis Memoirs series so special? It’s more than a local documentary series, more than a history series. It’s a nostalgia series, and its community appeal goes deeper than the love of learning a city’s history.

The popularity of nostalgia programs has created a phenomenon called “a shared memory experience.” Nostalgia programs become a city’s scrapbook, of sorts. The phenomenon in Memphis began in 1995, when WKNO called upon the city to send in its memories of fun places and events from Memphis in the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. Those memories became Memphis Memoirs: Remember When?, which premiered on Channel 10 in August, 1996. Since then, there have been nineteen Memphis Memoirs in all: Memphis Memoirs Visits the Peabody; The Cotton Carnival Years; The Kennedy Hospital—The City That Cared; All Aboard; At the Fair; Overton Park, A Century of Change; Beyond the Parkways; Sacred Spaces; Elmwood - Reflections of Memphis; At The Movies; Playing for a Piece of the Door; Lost Memphis; Linked By Inspiration - The FedEx St. Jude Classic; When TV Came to Town; High School, My School; WKNO – The First Fifty Years; Downtown; and Overton Square – The Golden Age.

Videos from our Memphis Memoirs series

For a pledge of $300,
you can choose to receive as your thank-you gift the 10-DVD set of these Memphis Memoirs shows PLUS the newest Memphis Memoirs - Overton Square: The Golden Age.

1. Remember When
2. The Cotton Carnival Years
3. Kennedy Hospital - The City That Cared
4. Overton Park - A Century of Change
5. Elmwood - Reflections of Memphis
6. Beyond the Parkways
7. Lost Memphis
8. Sacred Spaces
9. When TV Came to Town
10. Downtown
+ Overton Square: The Golden Age

For a pledge of $75,
you can choose a single DVD of any of the above Memphis Memoirs shows.

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