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Northern Exposure

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A med-school grad must practice in a remote Alaskan village to repay his education in this quirky, fish-out-of-water dramedy. The series is populated with generally eccentric, often endearing characters who mostly baffle the young New York physician as he (more…)

Premiered: July 12, 1990

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 1, Episode 2 Brains, Know-How and Native Intelligence

First Aired: July 19, 1990

A self-reliant Maggie (Janine Turner) chides Joel for being helpless when he's beset by problems; Ed's uncle Anku (Frank Sotonoma Salsedo), a medicine man, refuses medical treatment; and Chris (John Corbett) reads Walt Whitman over the airwaves, angering Maurice (Barry Corbin), who prefers show tunes on his station.