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'Independent Lens' focuses on retirement home friends

March 22, 2005

Tuesday, March 22


9 p.m. on ABC

"According to Jim"

Gracie (Billi Bruno) makes Jim a very proud father when she becomes a spelling-bee champ. But will his enthusiasm last now that she needs him to drive her to tournaments all over the state?

10 p.m. on PBS

"Independent Lens"

Tonight's film, "Sunset Story," visits Sunset Hall, a Los Angeles retirement home founded in 1923 "for the free-thinking elderly." Two of the residents, Irja Lloyd, 81, and Lucille Alpert, 95, are more lucid than most of the others, and have a strong friendship that sustains them.

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