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Real Character/Real People Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

7 Episodes 2007 - 2007

Episode 1

Profiles in Citizenship

Tue, Apr 17, 2007 30 mins

This seven-part instructional series about the importance of character opens with a look at citizenship. Included: Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) recalls fighting for the Voting Rights Act; a West Point cadet reflects on "duty, honor and country."

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Episode 2

Profiles in Courage

Tue, Apr 24, 2007 30 mins

Courage is discussed. Included: former senator Max Cleland; astronaut Sally Ride; a Muslim boy who was murdered for opposing child labor.

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Episode 3

Profiles in Empathy

Tue, May 1, 2007 30 mins

Empathy is discussed. Included: former president Jimmy Carter; a Teach for America inner-city teacher; a charity that repairs and donates bicycles to children with incarcerated parents.

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Episode 4

Profiles in Honesty

Tue, May 8, 2007 30 mins

Honesty and integrity are discussed. Included: reporter Gwen Ifill; tobacco-industry whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand. Also: a teen court; Chicago teens who revived an old civil-rights case.

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Episode 5

Profiles in Perseverance

Wed, May 9, 2007 30 mins

Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball; female boxer Laila Ali; a Paralympian; a homeless teen who's been accepted to Harvard.

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Episode 6

Profiles in Respect

Wed, May 9, 2007 30 mins

Respect is discussed by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former NFL quarterback Don McPherson. Also: a teenager who's working to protect the environment; Push America, an organization whose members ride bicycles across the country to raise awareness about people with disabilities.

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Episode 7

Profiles in Responsibility

Wed, May 9, 2007 30 mins

Responsibility is discussed with Spider-Man cocreator Stan Lee and Glamour Magazine editor Cindi Leive. Also: Row New York, an all-female rowing team; junior firefighters.

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