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Season 12, Episode 7 School Prayer: A Community at War

First Aired: July 20, 1999

“School Prayer: A Community at War” follows one woman's legal battle from 1994 to '96 to stop devotional sessions over the intercom in a Mississippi county's public schools. “The issue,” she says, “is that my children's rights were being violated.” Prayer, counters an opponent, is “a part of us. It's part of everything we do.”

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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