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Season 23, Episode 12 In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

First Aired: September 13, 2010

Deann Borshay Liem's "In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee" explores questions of identity, memories and what-ifs as she explores how she arrived in America from Korea to be adopted in 1966, using the name of another girl. With only an old picture of the original adoptee to work from, she returns to Korea to locate the girl whose place she took at the behest of a social worker. She also examines the orphan industry that developed in Korea following the Korean War and became a million-dollar business.

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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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