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Season 12, Episode 5 Lost Sparrow

First Aired: November 16, 2010

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.

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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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