Season 6, Episode 20 The Known Soldier
First Aired: May 6, 2002
Ruthie becomes a pen pal to a marine serving in Afghanistan and shares her letters with her family, who soon learn of the serviceman's death after a helicopter crash. The episode is dedicated to the memory of SSgt. Dwight J. Morgan. Singer CeCe Winans sings the national anthem and actor Ernest Borgnine has a cameo as a war veteran. The Colonel: Peter Graves. Ruthie: Mackenzie Rosman. Eric: Stephen Collins. Lucy: Beverley Mitchell.
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- Premiered: September 18, 2006
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: An acclaimed family drama from Aaron Spelling focuses on a minister and his family and deals sensitively and intelligently with such issues as homelessness, drug abuse and teen pregnancy. (more)