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Season 1, Episode 9 Secret People

First Aired: October 4, 1999

“Secret People,” a 1998 documentary about the Federal Government's hospital for patients with Hansen's disease (better known as leprosy) in Carville, La. The hour recalls the facility's history (when it was founded in 1921, patients were held in quarantine), and includes interviews with patients.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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