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POV Season 10 Episodes

10 Episodes 1997 - 1997

Episode 1

Nobody's Business

Tue, Jun 3, 1997 60 mins

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Episode 2

Battle for the Minds

Tue, Jun 10, 1997 60 mins

Filmmaker Steven Lipscomb examines the controversy surrounding women pastors in the Southern Baptist Church. The hour focuses on whether Biblical scripture or sexism is responsible for keeping women from serving.

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Episode 3

Healthy Baby Girl

Tue, Jun 17, 1997 60 mins

Judith Helfand's chronicle of her battle with cancer, which she developed as a result of her mother's use of the drug DES to prevent a miscarriage. Included: comments from her parents; and members of the DCN ("the DES Cancer Network").

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Episode 4

Jesse's Gone

Tue, Jun 24, 1997 60 mins

Examining the unsolved murder of 22-year-old rapper Jesse Hall in East Oakland, Cal. Also: the emotional effects of the crime on his family and friends; and the increase in violence in America's inner cities.

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Episode 5

Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary

Tue, Jul 1, 1997 60 mins

Teacher Laura Angelica Simon turns filmmaker for "Fear and Learning at Hoover Elementary," a study of how her students have been affected by California's Proposition 187, which denies public education and health care to undocumented immigrants. Included: testimonials from students.

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Episode 6

Who Is Henry Jaglom?

Tue, Jul 8, 1997 60 mins

Filmmakers H. Alex Rubin and Jeremy Workman pose the question "Who Is Henry Jaglom?" to a variety of coworkers, friends and fans in a portrait of the independent director. The hour includes interviews with Jaglom, Candice Bergen, Karen Black and Ron Silver.

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Episode 7

In Whose Honor

Tue, Jul 15, 1997 60 mins

Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian, chronicles her battle against Native American stereotypes, focusing on the Indian-chief mascot of sports events at the University of Illinois. Also: Teters' protests against professional sports teams (e.g. the Washington Redskins).

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Episode 8

Girls Like Us

Tue, Jul 22, 1997 60 mins

"Girls like Us" tracks four South Philadelphia teens over the course of four years, letting them describe what it's like to be a female teenager in America's inner cities. Filmmakers Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

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Episode 9

Blacks and Jews

Tue, Jul 29, 1997 90 mins

Documentary footage, interviews, and excerpts from a play are used to explore the shared history and current troubled state of black and Jewish relations. Featured: four stories dealing with such issues as the 1960s civil-rights movement and the 1991 Crown Heights riots.

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Episode 10

A Perfect Candidate

Tue, Aug 5, 1997 60 mins

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