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Lorraine Bracco - L.A. Times Festival of Books

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Actress Lorraine Bracco talks about living a healthy lifestyle with Los Angeles Times writer Mary MacVean. Continue


Perfect Strangers

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America Reframed
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What lies beyond the art of giving and receiving? Ellie, a liberal Democrat and kind-hearted masseuse, decides she wants to share the gift of life with a stranger. Five hundred miles away, Kathy loses hope of receiving a transplant until she hears from Ellie. Over the course of four years, both women face unexpected challenges. Continue


Geneva & Reggie's Story

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Twice Born
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Geneva and Reggie travel from North Carolina after their unborn child develops a life-threatening urinary tract obstruction. Continue


Lilly's Update

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Lilly, previously diagnosed with an aggressive tumor in utero that threatened her ability to breathe or eat, heads home from the hospital with her mom, Lesly. Then, she undergoes plastic surgery to reshape her face. Continue


Care & Trust

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Twice Born
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Follow several families from around the country as they go through the emotional process of learning about medical challenges facing their unborn children, assessing the options of prenatal surgery and making decisions once their options are clear. Continue


Parents & Babies

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Over the three-part series, experience several alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming stories from inside the world’s leading fetal surgery center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Continue


Learning to Swallow

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The portrait of Patsy Desmond, an "it girl” who seemingly had it all yet struggled with bipolar disorder; a failed suicide attempt leaves her unable to swallow. Learning to Swallow captures Patsy’s raw honesty and wit even as she becomes increasingly frail. However, hope and an undying spirit prevail, renewing Patsy's pact with art and life. Continue


Episode 2

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Twice Born
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Doctors remove the remainder of baby Lilly’s tumor. Meanwhile, couple Tina and Brion receive devastating news about their unborn twins. Get a close-up look at surgery on a baby in the womb — the first time ever in a major television broadcast — as Shelly and her baby undergo a procedure to repair the fetus’s spine. Continue


Episode 3 Preview

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This episode presents an intimate view of both Lilly’s plastic surgery procedure and Bobby and Shelly’s delivery of their baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie, a couple from North Carolina, visit the Children's Hospital to seek help for their unborn child who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction. Airs Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Continue


Episode 1 Preview

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Twice Born
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During the first episode, Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare EXIT procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a fetus while it is still attached to her mother. Meanwhile, couple Bobby and Shelly anxiously wait to find out if they are candidates for fetal surgery to repair their baby’s spine. Airs Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Continue


AfroPoP l The Carrier

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AfroPop
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This lyrical film follows Mutinta Mweemba, a 28-year-old subsistence farmer living in a polygamous marriage. After learning she is HIV positive and pregnant, Mutinta sets out to keep her unborn child virus-free and to break the cycle of transmission. Continue


Tina & Brion's Story

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When their unborn twins are diagnosed with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Tina and Brion embark on an urgent visit to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, desperate to save their babies’ lives. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Update

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Shelly and Bobby make the hospital their home when a placental abruption detaches the placenta from the wall of the uterus, creating concerns for mom and baby. Continue


Lesly's Story

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Lesly, a young, single mother, journeys to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from California because her baby has developed an aggressive tumor in utero that threatens its ability to breathe or eat. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Story

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Shelly and Bobby travel from Massachusetts after learning their baby has spina bifida, a debilitating condition that causes a range of problems including impaired mobility, hydrocephalus and a number of other lifelong challenges. Continue


Perfect Strangers | Promo

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America Reframed
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What lies beyond the art of giving and receiving? Ellie, a liberal Democrat and kind-hearted masseuse, decides she wants to share the gift of life with a stranger. Five hundred miles away, Kathy loses hope of receiving a transplant until she hears from Ellie. Over the course of four years, both women face unexpected challenges. Continue


Episode 3

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Twice Born
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Lilly undergoes plastic surgery to reshape her face, and Shelly delivers her baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie, a couple from North Carolina, visit the Children's Hospital to seek help for their unborn child who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction. Continue


Episode 1

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Twice Born
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Dr. Holly Hedrick performs a rare EXIT procedure and attempts to remove a tumor from a fetus while it is still attached to mother, Lesly. Meanwhile, couple Bobby and Shelly anxiously wait to find out if they are candidates for fetal surgery to repair their baby’s spine. Continue


Episode 2 Preview

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Twice Born
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Doctors remove the remainder of Lilly’s tumor while couple Tina and Brion receive devastating news about their unborn twins. As Shelly and the baby undergo a procedure to repair the fetus’s spine, this episode offers a close-up look at surgery on a baby in the womb — the first time ever in a major television broadcast. Airs Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check local listings. Continue


Twice Born Teaser

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With exclusive access to the elite Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, (where the production crew was embedded for 15 months), watch as expecting parents face a gut-wrenching decision: should they take a leap of faith to repair birth defects with pre-natal surgery, even if it means they might lose their child? Continue


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