James and Deborah Fallows In the Press

Featured on PeopleTV

Posted on April 13th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

People TV, 4-12-21

People TV's April 12, 2021 episode featured Our Towns, the HBO Documentary in the days "first look" segment by co-host Jeremy Parsons. This is a "very important documentary," Parsons concluded.

Watch the episode here, the Our Towns segment begins at 8:22.

Featured on MSNBC's Morning Joe

Posted on April 12th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

MSNBC Morning Joe Morning Joe, 'Our Towns' Explores Small-Town America

MSNBC Morning Joe's Joe Scarborough interviewed James and Deborah Fallows about the release of their new HBO documentary 'Our Towns' live on his Monday, April 12, 2021 show. James spoke about the country as a vast source of tried and tested ideas and willing participants that can be shared. Said Scarborough, the Fallows are "my nominees for lives lived well."

Watch the segment here.


The Wall Street Journal Recommends 'Our Towns' the HBO Documentary

Posted on April 8th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Wall Street Journal

'Our Towns' Review

The Wall Street Journal's John Anderson writes in his review of 'Our Towns' the HBO documentary, "The viewpoint is clear: What’s happening everywhere is, in fact, happening everywhere. Drug problems, space problems, housing problems, race problems. No one escapes these. But in smaller towns, things may be more manageable. And making life tangibly better seems more achievable, with a combination of resilience and community."

Anderson concludes that although the presumption that the “real” America exists in the so-called heartland is not a new, the idea that the differences between the problems of major cities and smaller towns is really a question of scale, is.

Read the review here.

'Our Towns' HBO Documentary Recommended by LifeSavvy

Posted on March 31st, 2021 at 12:00 AM


HBO Documentary Explores Small-Town American Life

LifeSavvy's Shea Simmons recommends Our Towns in her March 31, 2021 column. She concludes, "If you live in or come from a small town, or just enjoy documentaries on American life, you should definitely add Our Towns to your watch list. 

Read the article here.

Hunker Recommends 'Our Towns' HBO Documentary on '5 Shows for Design Lovers to Binge in April'

Posted on March 29th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Hunker  5 Shows for Design Lovers to Binge in April

The home site Hunker named 'Our Towns' HBO Documentary as one of their five shows to watch if you're more interested in staying on your couch than venturing outside some days. Author Eva Recinos comments, "this documentary gives us another deep dive into communities across the U.S. It highlights the challenges and resilience of each of these places."

Read the article here.

HBOWatch Recommends 'Our Towns' Documentary

Posted on March 28th, 2021 at 12:00 AM


HBOWatch, What's On: April

In his March 28, 2021 picks for viewing on HBO in the month of April, HBOWatch's Jef Dinsmore recommends 'Our Towns' to viewers as a "remarkable portrait of America and how the rise of civic and economic reinvention is transforming small cities and towns across the country."

Read the article here.

HBO Announces Premier of 'Our Towns' Documentary

Posted on March 24th, 2021 at 1:02 PM

'Our Towns' HBO Documentary

On March 24, 2021, HBO announced the premier date of the documentary Our Towns as Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book by James and Deborah Fallows.

For more information and to see the trailer, go to this link.

Recommended by 'What to Watch'

Posted on March 24th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

What to Watch  The Insightful 'Our Towns' Premiers April 13 on HBO

What to Watch's Phil Nickinson recommended 'Our Towns' the HBO documentary, writing, "The film provides an expansive perspective on America that finds unexpected connections between personal stories, community actions, and the arc of history. Although filmed before the pandemic, 'Our Towns' speaks to how the country, and by extension the world, can find a way forward."

Read the article here.

Recommended by Fodor's Travel

Posted on March 18th, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Fodors Travel

15 Travel Memoirs to Ignite Your Post-COVID Wanderlust

In the Fodor's Travel March 18, 2021 list of 15 top travel memoirs, Danielle Bauter recommends Our Towns. She writes, "Combining their journalistic experience–James is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and Deborah is a linguist and journalist–they uncovered the strength and character of the renaissance that is going on across small-town America."

Read the article here.

Announced as Featured Speaker at Bellingham City Club

Posted on March 5th, 2021 at 6:57 PM

Bellingham City Club  Moving Forward with a Divided Electorate

The Bellingham City Club has announced James Fallows as the featured speaker for their March 24, 2021 meeting. The virtual event, titled "Moving Forward with a Divided Electorate" will run from 12 noon -- 1:30pm PST and is free to attend. Register to receive the link here.

For more information, go to this link.