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A special presentation of the early Silent Network special “A World of Quiet” is featured. This program is a fascinating and informative exploration into the lifestyle of James and Fran Ripplinger and their daughter, Laura. Host Robert Walden and sign language interpreter Gary Sanderson provide a close-up look at people’s lives in 1981.
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Jerry Strom talks about filmmaker Charles Krauel who shot 16mm film footage of the Deaf Community during the 1920’s to the 1940’s.
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A short documentary film by filmmaker David H. Pierce is presented about the 21st Century’s first Deaf Film Festival in 2002, which was hosted by the Chicago Institute for the Moving Image.
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Veteran Hollywood actor Norm Crosby introduces viewers to actress Julianne Gold and Bob Baker’s Marionettes as they present a variation of the classic story about the Three Bears. This is an excerpt from Silent Network’s very first TV show in 1979 entitled “Sign Of Our Times.”