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When Love Is Not Enough

Winona Ryder and Barry Pepper in CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame's When Love Is Not Enough

Air Date: 4-25-10, 9PM, CBS

Runtime: 2 hours, with commercials

Period: 1914-1951

Costume Designer: Trysha Bakker

If you have ever known anyone who has (or have, yourself) suffered with alcoholism, you have probably heard of Alcoholics Anonymous. The organization was co-founded in 1937 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, and it has helped countless alcoholics to become (and stay) sober. Wilson’s wife Lois formed Al-Anon, a separate support group designed to help the alcoholics’ family members and friends. When Love Is Not Enough is her story, and it is powerful indeed.

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