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Season 18, Episode 12 Omar & Pete

First Aired: September 13, 2005

“Omar & Pete” follows two longtime Baltimore convicts as they struggle to turn their lives around as they approach 50. “I want to be part of `the good society',” says Leon “Omar” Mason as he's paroled after serving 10 years. Soon he has started a car-wash business and has moved into a group home, where he meets old friend William “Pete” Duncan, who has been out of jail for 10 months and is showing every sign of success. But for Omar, drugs are a constant lure, and he can't always resist.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
  • Rating: None
  • 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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