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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | September 22, 1995
Three new CBS series and a syndicated show bring back stars from the past. Meanwhile, PBS delivers a show no parent should miss, "Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles." Season openers also air for "The X-Files," "Family Matters," "Step By Step," "Picket Fences" and "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper."* "Strange Luck" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) Last week's premiere made this quirky show about a photographer worth watching to see how things develop. Tonight, Chance (D. B. Sweeney)
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NEWS
December 18, 1990
Few people would recognize the name of Nan Graham, but almost everyone would know her if they saw her. Nan Wood Graham, the sister of painter Grant Wood, posed for her brother 70 years ago with Byron McKeeby, an Iowa dentist, for "American Gothic" -- a portrait of Americana which has since become a part of artistic folklore.The painting portrays a tight-lipped woman and a dour farmer with pitchfork standing in front of a cottage in Eldon, Iowa. It initially provoked controversy when angry Iowa women protested the drab, sterile image Wood painted of them.
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