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Season 12, Episode 8 The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez

First Aired: July 27, 1999

“The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez” chronicles the tumultuous childhood of this son of Puerto Rican revolutionaries, who was separated from them at 13 months in 1980, and raised in Mexico. At age 10, he learned his true identity, and five years later he sought out his mother (who's interviewed in a California prison). Ernesto's adoptive parents in Mexico are also interviewed.

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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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