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Season 10, Episode 21 At Home in Utopia

First Aired: April 28, 2009

Linda Lavin narrates a history of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a tenant-run apartment complex built by Jewish garment workers in the Bronx during the 1920s. The "Coops" residents, many of whom were political activists (sometimes Communists) railed against mortgage foreclosures during the Great Depression, and integrated their complex during the 1930s. Included: interviews with former residents.

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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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