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Competitive but close-knit with dreams stretching far beyond the wheat fields of Kansas; Matriarch, Esther Bird, and her ten adult children passionately embrace the promise of an era while battling a deadly family secret.  Each week they gather for a game of Pinochle; each week they ponder who will live to see another birthday. Some will succumb quietly but others will rage against their fate.

(This family’s tragedy is one of many, leading researchers to discover the BRCA1 gene).

Producers:  Susan Carol Davis & Brenda Ballard

Director:   James Buglewicz