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Season 6, Episode 13 On a Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream

First Aired: February 15, 2005

“On a Roll: Family, Disability and the American Dream” profiles Greg Smith, a relentless campaigner for the rights of the disabled. It's a lively hour: Smith, who has muscular dystrophy, calls himself “a wheelchair dude with attitude,” and while he talks matter of factly about his sex life and failed marriage, he rails against obstacles that those who aren't disabled might never consider.

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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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