August 17, 2017
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Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Episode
The film is titled ‘Beyond the Blackboard” and Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky calls it a relief.

The CBS offering, he says, fits a current mold of remaking just about anything that’s ever been filmed. In this case, however, there is a rewarding difference with attention paid to a subject too often overlooked.

The film, he notes, deals with a young teacher assigned to a dusty tool shed used as a classroom for homeless children. Disturbed by that setting and upset by adults who do nothing to correct the situation, the teacher finds her own ways of attacking the problem.

Sokolsky says that leads to a rather trite story line with familiar setting and solutions.

But, he adds, many of its flaws disappear before Emily Van Camp’s portrayal of the teacher and she gets good support from a fine supporting cast.
Episode Date: April 6, 2011
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