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Independent Lens Episode: "The Waiting Room; Let Me Down Easy"

Season 14, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: "The Waiting Room" looks inside the ER waiting room at Oakland's Highland Hospital, a safety-net hospital that sees 250 people, most of whom do not have health insurance, in its ER every day. Among them: a child with strep throat; a young man with a testicular tumor who needs surgery; and a senior citizen with diabetes. Also: an excerpt from Anna Deavere Smith's play, "Let Me Down Easy."
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2013
Guest Cast Barbara Johnson

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