‘Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something’ Is A Story About Maximizing What We Have [Exclusive Interview]

Harry Chapin’s story is finally told in the documentary, Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something. Chapin was a Grammy Award winner, singer, songwriter and activist. He used his name and entertainment platform to make awareness to end poverty and hunger around the world. 

Today he is remembered for his classics “Cats In The Cradle” and “Taxi.” 

Here’s the synopsis of the film:

The film features Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Pete Seeger, Sir Bob Geldof, Kenny Rogers, Graham Nash, Pat Benatar, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Robert Lamm, Richie Havens, and Harry Belafonte intimately reflecting on Chapin’s larger-than-life impact on music and the world including his founding, along with Bill Ayres, of WhyHunger – the nonprofit organization leading the movement to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world.

Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something

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I had a chance to speak with the director of Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something. Rick Korn and son, Jason Chapin. They both shared why it took so long for Harry Chapin’s story to be told and the moment they both received the news of the fatal accident. Additionally, about the ongoing effort to maintain Harry Chapin’s legacy for forty years. 


Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something was released in theaters and virtual theaters October 16th, on World Food Day.  It will be available in VOD October 30th

A benefits concert will take place October 20th on LiveXLive (NASDAQ:LIVX) at 8:00 PM ET

Featuring commentary from: Harry Chapin, John Lewis (final words as read by Morgan Freeman), Jon Stewart and John Feal, Onondaga Indian Chief Oren Lyons, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Greta Thunberg

Performances from:  Alabama Shakes, Black Puma’s, Head and the Heart, Keb Mo, Bruce Springsteen, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Raye Zaragoza, and Harry Chapin

The docu-concert benefits over 25 charities including WhyHunger, LI Cares, Sandy Hook Promise, Fealgood Foundation, and Michelle Obama’s When We all Vote.

To donate to any of the charities and get voting information, visit https://bit.ly/cauzedosomething.  All donations will be matched.


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Nancy Tapia

Nancy Tapia has been an interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review Media since 2011. Former UCLA Bruin specializes in Operations Management. Covering entertainment has been an unexpected lively journey. Always open to the next, new experience. From solo traveling to adding a new peak to her personal 100 Hike Challenge. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @inancytapia

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