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Independent Lens Episode: "Lost Sparrow"

Season 12, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Journalist Chris Billing turns the focus on his own family in "Lost Sparrow," which investigates why his adopted Crow Indian brothers Bobby and Tyler, 13 and 11, ran away from home in 1978, only to die when they were struck by a freight train. Included: home movies; family photographs; newspaper articles; adoption records; police reports; interviews with family members and other people involved in the boys' lives.
Original Air Date: Nov 16, 2010

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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