November 23, 2017
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Episode
The movie is titled "Sweet Nothing in My Ear." It's a Hallmark production CBS will premiere April 20 and chances are you haven't heard much about it. Yet.

But Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says you will soon because this is an intense drama that is likely to arouse controversy. It focuses upon a married couple. The wife, played by Marlee Matlin, is deaf. Her husband (Jeff Daniels) is not. Their young son, portrayed by Riverside actor Noah Valencia, is also deaf but the family has no trouble communicating.

Things change, however, when the husband learns that a cochlear implant procedure might give the youngster at least a partial sense of hearing. His wife opposes the move, insisting that the procedure has too many risks. The resulting controversy threatens to tear the family apart and, Sokolsky, says. creates an intense drama that plays out exceptionally well.

"Sweet Nothing" was adapted by Stephen Sachs from his stage play and he has kept its controversial ending.

Sokolsky says it would be unfair to reveal that ending. But he drops a hint. Think "Sopranos."
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