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POV Season 11 Episodes

11 Episodes 1998 - 1998

Episode 1

Baby, It's You

Tue, Jun 2, 1998 60 mins

Chronicling the efforts of filmmaker Anne Makepeace and her husband Peter Behrens to conceive a baby using the latest technology. The hour features footage of the couple undergoing the procedures and includes interviews with family members.

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Episode 2

Tobacco Blues

Tue, Jun 9, 1998 60 mins

Profiling four Kentucky tobacco-farming families facing a loss of their livelihood as antismoking legislation gains momentum against tobacco companies. Included: the families discuss their views on smoking, and the prospects of losing their businesses.

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Episode 3

The Band

Tue, Jun 16, 1998 60 mins

"The Band," filmmaker David Zeiger's portrait of his 16-year-old son Danny and his Decatur High School bandmates in Georgia. Zeiger spent a year with Danny and his friends, who gradually reveal their struggles with romance, detention, health crises and family problems.

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Episode 4

Licensed to Kill

Tue, Jun 23, 1998 60 mins

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Episode 5

Kelly Loves Tony

Tue, Jun 30, 1998 60 mins

A video diary chronicling 18 months in the lives of two Asians living in California---a 17-year-old straight-A student and her 22-year-old ex-con boyfriend. The program traces their sometimes difficult relationship after she graduates from high school and has a baby.

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Episode 6

If I Can't Do It

Tue, Jul 7, 1998 60 mins

Filmmaker Walter Brock's portrait of Arthur Campbell Jr., a Kentucky man with cerebral palsy. The piece chronicles Campbell's dysfunctional family life and his role as an activist for the disabled.

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Episode 7

Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour

Tue, Jul 14, 1998 60 mins

"Barbie Nation: An Unauthorized Tour," a film by Susan Stern, examines the influence of the doll on generations of Americans. Interviewed: Barbie creator Ruth Handler and Barbie enthusiasts. Also: a visit to the National Barbie Convention; footage from TV commercials.

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Episode 8

The Vanishing Line

Tue, Jul 21, 1998 60 mins

Thought-provoking issues related to death and dying are addressed by physician-filmmaker Maren R. Monsen, who focuses on the patients of a colleague. Included: questions of feeding tubes, life support, hospice care, legal formalities and coping with grief.

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Episode 9

Sacrifice

Tue, Jul 28, 1998 60 mins

Filmmaker Ellen Bruno's tragic portrait of the sex industry in Thailand, focusing primarily on the young Burmese village girls who are sold into prostitution. Included: the girls discuss the threat of AIDS; the effects of money and greed on the industry.

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Episode 10

She Shorts

Tue, Aug 4, 1998 60 mins

Short films for and by women. Included: "Two or Three Things but Nothing for Sure," by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio; "Cuba at 15," by Elizabeth Schub; and "Repetition Compulsion," by Ellie Lee.

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Episode 11

Family Name

Tue, Sep 15, 1998 60 mins

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