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Season 27, Episode 11 The Genius of Marian

First Aired: September 8, 2014

"The Genius of Marian" relates the experiences of 61-year-old Pam White and her family after she develops early onset Alzheimer's. As her ability to write slips away, so does her plan of writing a book about her mother, the artist Marian Williams Steele (1912-2001), who also developed Alzheimer's. Son Banker (the film's director), however, decides to record her conversations, enabling her to share her memories of her childhood and mother.

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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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