Anyone who has been a caretaker knows it's not easy. Being a reluctant caretaker? Even worse.
That's the situation, at least initially, revealed in "Raising Renee," (8 tonight, HBO 2), a documentary chronicling artist and NCCU professor Beverly McIver's effort to care for her mentally disabled sister.
McIver made the promise to care for her sister to her mother blithely; she was a rising artist, unmarried and childless, raising cats and living in Arizona. A part of her, she admits, didn't (magically) think her mother would die. But Ethel McIver develops cancer, leaving her daughter to make good on her word.