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Voices In Conflict Premiered Novemeber 10 at 9:00 p.m.

When Bonnie Dickinson and her drama students at Wilton High School in Connecticut began working on the Voices in Conflict script, she had no idea that it would stir up controversy. After the school received a complaint from a parent, who thought the play was anti-military, the principal deemed the play “educationally inappropriate,” and the performance was canceled. The story subsequently appeared in the New York Times, and precipitated a media firestorm that launched the play and Wilton into the national spotlight.

Aging in Place - Premiered November 2 at 6 p.m.

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As Connecticut focuses on an aging population and turbulent economy, what will happen to older adults with disabilities? What needs to be done to ensure that people with disablilities will continue living fulfilling, productive and healthy lives as they age?

Recently on Local Lens:

On Watch: Connecticut’s Emergency Service Volunteers - Broadcast: September 11, 2008

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What if you called to report a fire, crime or medical emergency…and no one responded? On Watch is a one-hour look at the importance and impact of Connecticut’s emergency service volunteers. The program explores challenges of recruitment and retention, and profiles methods to attract and sustain citizen volunteers. On Watch is produced in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, in association with the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, Citizen Corps/Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Connecticut Public Health Foundation and other key emergency response partners.

Aston's Army - Broadcast: June 22, 2008

In Aston’s Army: A Swim Team’s Legacy, the history and incredible winning streak of the Cheshire High School girls swim team is profiled. Under longtime coach Ed Aston, the swim team has been unbeaten since 1986, achieving 239 wins while setting a national record. After 34 years of coaching, Aston’s philosophy has remained the same: he never cuts anyone who wants to swim, and as a result he still wins.