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Season 11, Episode 18 Whatever It Takes

First Aired: March 30, 2010

A compelling chronicle of a year at the Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics, a small South Bronx public high school, through the eyes of first-year principal Edward Tom and ninth grader Sharifea, a promising student who stumbles academically, jeopardizing her acceptance into a Dartmouth College enrichment program. The doc travels beyond the school to offer snapshot summaries of Tom's and Sharifea's lives, including why Tom entered education and the sad realities Sharifea has faced in life.

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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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