CBS Schoolbreak Special: Season 2, Episode 3

The Exchange Student (22 Jan. 1985)

TV Episode  -  Drama | Family | Romance
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Teenager from India comes to the US to live with her American 'sister'.

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Paige Price ...
Julie Johnson (as Paige Lyn Price)
Neeta Puri ...
Maneka Desai
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Todd Johnson
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Kyle
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Eddie
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Kim
Kathryn Grody ...
Amy Johnson
Peter Blake Barton ...
Mike Johnson
Roxanne Chang ...
Teri
Miriam Serow ...
Jeanine
David MacDonald ...
Bass Player
Vicki Kulkin ...
Girl in Hall
Jim Soriero ...
Boy in Gig
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Teenager from India comes to the US to live with her American 'sister'.

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The Two of Us
Music and Lyrics by Glen Roven
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4 June 2008 | by (Tilton, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I saw this only one, when it originally came out in 1985, and it has remained with me ever since. I don't believe it has ever been rebroadcast, which is just a shame because it was a well done production.

This particular afterschool special deals with the problems faced by a girl from India coming to stay with her host family in America and the cultural differences that the girl shares with the host family. This results in conflict when the girl's American counterpart wants to start changing her, trying to "americanize" her and the girl resists the change.

The special ends with everyone learning to accept and appreciate each other's differences instead of trying to change them.

If anyone has a copy of this available, please contact me via private message as I would be very interested in getting it.


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