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This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)

Premiered: July 5, 1988

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Season 23, Episode 11 Off and Running

First Aired: September 7, 2010

"Off and Running" chronicles the efforts of high-school junior Avery Klein-Cloud, the adopted black daughter of Jewish lesbians, to learn about her roots, a process that finds her writing her birth mother and, in time, experiencing an identity crisis that threatens both her long-term future and her bond with her parents. The doc is followed by two StoryCorps animated shorts: "The Human Voice," Studs Terkel's take on modern life; and "The Icing on the Cake," about an illegal-immigrant family.

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Season 23, Episode 10

August 31, 2010

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In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

Season 23, Episode 12

September 13, 2010