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Season 18, Episode 8 Hardwood

First Aired: August 16, 2005

In “Hardwood,” a 2005 documentary-short Oscar nominee, filmmaker Hubert Davis and his stepbrother Maluwi ruminate on the complexities of life with---and without---their father, former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis. Mel returned to Hubert and his mother because “he was trying to teach me to be a better man from his mistakes,” Hubert says.

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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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