IS THERE LIFE OUT THERE
ORIGINALLY AIRED: October 9, 1994
DIRECTED BY: David Jones
Lily Marshall (McEntire) has a loving, supportive husband, two great kids and an unfulfilled dream: to return to college and get the degree she always wanted. “Is there life beyond her family and home?”, Lily wonders. The hole in Lily’s life is soon filled by too much. There’s a confusing new social life on campus, schoolwork keeping her up late, a part-time job keeping her from her husband and kids whose mom is turning into a stranger. Lily’s strength, love and perseverance are the only things that can help her now.
The music video for “Is There Life Out There?” was a mini-movie directed by Jack Cole. Michael Wright from CBS approached us to do a CBS Television movie of the week. It had moved so many women to finished their education, either high school or college, that we jumped on the offer to make it into a movie. I knew from the moment I heard the song, a lot of people would be able to relate to it, even myself. We shot this in Nashville.