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POV Season 2 Episodes

7 Episodes 1989 - 1989

Episode 1

The Wise Guy's Coming Out

Sun, Jul 23, 1989 60 mins

"Wise Guys!" profiles competitors in the 1986 "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions; "Coming Out" looks at a 1984 debutante ball in Washington, D.C.

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Episode 2

The Family Album

Sun, Jul 30, 1989 60 mins

Home movies of more than 60 families from the 1920s through the '60s. The montage soundtrack often complements the images, though at times the mix is deliberately ironic. Directed by Alan Berliner.

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Episode 3

Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason

Sun, Aug 13, 1989 60 mins

"Jack Levine: Feast of Pure Reason," a 1986 portrait of the satirical artist whose best---and most controversial---works have "a certain vehemence." Included: scenes of Levine at Boston's Fenway Park and at his studio. Filmed by David Sutherland ("Halftime").

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Episode 4

No Applause, Just Throw Money

Sun, Aug 20, 1989 60 mins

"No Applause, Just Throw Money," about street performers; "Whatever Happened to Zworl Quern?" about a zestful woman named Janet Wolfe reflecting on her experiences, with comments by Shelley Winters and Eartha Kitt.

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Episode 5

The Fighting Ministers

Sun, Sep 3, 1989 60 mins

Ministers who have risked their positions to help unemployed steelworkers in Pennsylvania's Monongahela Valley. David Soul is the narrator.

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Episode 6

Cowboy Poets Binge; Doug and Mike, Mike and Doug

Sun, Sep 17, 1989 90 mins

Three films on "the search for identity": "Cowboy Poets"; "Binge," about a woman's weight problem; "Doug n' Mike, Mike n' Doug," about a pair of identical twins.

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Episode 7

Lost Angeles

Sun, Sep 24, 1989 30 mins

A film about six homeless people who spent the summer of 1987 living in the city's "urban campground." Filmmaker Tom Seidman documents their stories as they unfold.

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