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FP: Family Portraits
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Focus on the Family's popular radio drama series, "Family Portraits," has captured the hearts and imaginations of listeners - young and old. This heart-warming collection of 13 family-oriented stories follows the continuing adventures of John Avery Whittkaer (Whit) and his friends, residents of the town of Odyssey. Through their everyday foibles and frustrations, these characters illuminate the daily struggles we all face: sibling rivalry, the consequences of lying, the effects of divorce on kids, peer pressure, teen rebelllion and the relationship between children and their parents.


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Episodes
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01: Whit's Visitor
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January 05, 1987   Whit finds a young boy named Davey Morrison hiding in his garage. The boy's parents are getting separated and Whit realizes Davey needs some help coping with the pain.
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Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar & Steve Harris
D: Phil Lollar & Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell & Steve Harris
Trivia (6)
Goofs (2)

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02: Dental Dilemma
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January 12, 1987   Emily Forbes loves the dentist. But when her older brother frightens her with lies about her teeth, she fears Dr. Graves is going to pull all of them out!
Family Portraits
W: Susan McBride
D: Steve Harris & Chuck Bolte
SD: Steve Harris & Bob Luttrell

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03: The New Kid in Town
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January 19, 1987   Whit disguises himself as a man in need, doing his best to teach Shawn Walker a valuable lesson in learning to help others.
Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Chuck Bolte
SD: Steve Harris & Bob Luttrell
Trivia (1)
Goofs (3)
Allusions (1)

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04: No Stupid Questions
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January 26, 1987   Chris Gottlieb, a man in a wheelchair, and Meg Stevens, a girl with a lot of questions, form an odd friendship when they help each other out.
Family Portraits
W: Susan McBride
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Quotes (1)

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05: You're Not Going to Believe This
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February 02, 1987   Budgie likes to exaggerate and his cousin Jamie feels he just can't trust him anymore. After an incredibly over-the-top tale, Whit helps both Jamie and Budgie deal with their differences and accept each other for who they are.
Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar
D: Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell

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06: My Brother's Keeper
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February 16, 1987   Philip Callas gets angry during baseball practice and tells his younger brother Dean to go home. When Dean doesn't return home, the police get involved and try to track down the boy.
Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar & Paul McCusker
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (1)

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07: While Dad's Away
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March 02, 1987   While showing a family around a house that is up for sale, Whit tells a couple the story behind the house and why the former owners decided to move.
Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar
D: Steve Harris & Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell
Allusions (1)

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08: The Letter
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March 09, 1987   After her father embarrasses her in front of a friend, Stacy refuses to speak to him. Her mother intervenes and tries to prove to her how much her father actually loves her.
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Family Portraits
W: Steve Harris
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (1)

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09: A Different Kind of Peer Pressure
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March 16, 1987   The Hudson family is having trouble with peer pressure. The daughter, Blair, decides not be friends with a guy who is not considered "in" and her father, Richard, puts down a co-worker to fit in.
Family Portraits
W: Steve Harris
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (2)

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10: In Memory of Herman
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March 23, 1987   When the Hardwick's family turtle dies, they have to learn to deal with the death of a loved one and face some important life changing decisions.
Family Portraits
W: Phil Lollar
D: Phil Lollar
SD: Bob Luttrell

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11: A Member of the Family I
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March 30, 1987   Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
Family Portraits
W: Susan McBride
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell
Trivia (2)

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12: A Member of the Family II
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April 06, 1987   Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
Family Portraits
W: Steve Harris
D: Steve Harris
SD: Bob Luttrell

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13: A Simple Addition
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April 13, 1987   In an effort to get attention, young Nicky does whatever he can to get his parents to stop thinking about their soon-to-be-born child.
Family Portraits
W: Susan McBride
D: Phil Lollar & Paul McCusker
SD: Bob Luttrell

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