Doctors, Prom, and Ellen - Jeremy Orvik

“As an emergency physician, whose function it is... to do something, I knew that ultimately I would be rendered powerless to do anything to help this person who I loved so much.”

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Doctors, Prom, and Ellen

A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom, a young woman is afraid to tell her grandmother that she is gay, an English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test, and a doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.

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14:30
Prom

by Hasan Minhaj

A high schooler encounters racism when he tries to go to prom.

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05:39
My Grandmother's Nerve

by Catherine Smyka

A young woman comes out to her grandmother.

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05:06
Cannot Tell A Lie

by Mel Dockery

An English woman has to answer a tough question on her US citizenship test.

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12:36
My Mother, Sue

by Jeremy Orvik

A doctor must make a life and death decision for his mother.

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Extras From This Episode

Hasan Minhaj

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Hasan in High School.

Catherine Smyka

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Catherine Smyka with her grandmother.

Jeremy Orvik

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Jeremy and Sue at his brother’s wedding.

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Jeremy and Sue.

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