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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


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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