POV: Season 5 (1992)

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Air date: Jun 15, 1992

"Color Adjustment" studies the changing image of blacks on TV, from "Amos and Andy" to "The Cosby Show." Among those interviewed: Diahann Carroll, Norman Lear, Tim Reid, Esther Rolle, David Wolper. Narrated by Ruby Dee.

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Air date: Jun 22, 1992

Home movies help trace the life of businessman Joseph Cassuto (1905-74), an "Intimate Stranger" to his family because he spent 11 months out of every year in Japan. Filmed by his grandson Alan Berliner.

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Air date: Jun 29, 1992

"Finding Christa," about artist Camille Billops' separation from and reunion with the daughter she put up for adoption in 1961. Included: comments from Camille, Christa and her adoptive mother, Margaret Liebig.

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Air date: Jul 6, 1992

"Last Images of War," profiling four photojournalists killed in Afghanistan; "The Longest Shadow," on oppression in Bulgaria. Filmmakers: Stephen Olsson, Scott Andrews and Kalina Ivanov.

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Air date: Jul 20, 1992

This PBS P.O.V. series episode tracks one young teenage girl's battles with the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia. Depressed after her boyfriend tells her she's too overweight for him, the young girl begins starving herself in search of the "perfect" body. The program documents four years of her life as she struggles through repeat hospitalizations, her last years of high school, and on into her college years when she becomes engaged.

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Air date: Jul 27, 1992

"Promise Not to Tell" documents a mid-1980s sexual child-abuse case that divided a family in Utah. Included: comments from Gay Hadfield, whose children accused their father. A film by Rhea Gavry.

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Air date: Aug 3, 1992

"Dream Deceivers: The Story Behind James Vance vs. Judas Priest" focuses on a civil suit brought by a fan who claimed the band's music incited his suicide attempt.

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Air date: Aug 10, 1992

A double bill: profiles of "Fast Food Women" working for low wages; and the "Takeover" of vacated houses by the homeless. Included: protests against HUD; footage of a "tent city" being destroyed in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park.

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Air date: Aug 21, 1992

Three Catholic nuns discuss "what they claim is an unresponsive, authoritarian church." Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles Sylvester Ryan responds to their comments. Co-producer Sylvia Morales narrates.

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Air date: Aug 31, 1992

"Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics" covers the state's political history, including Govs. Huey Long, Earl Long, Jimmie Davis. Also: comments from Louisiana mayors, residents and political consultants.

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