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[10/10/05 - 12:00 AM]
National Center for Family Literacy Endorses 'The Reading Room,' the Two-Hour Hallmark Channel Original Movie About Humanity, Dignity and One Man's Legacy to Restore Both to the Inner City Neighborhood of His Youth Premieres November 26

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

NATIONAL CENTER FOR FAMILY LITERACY ENDORSES �THE READING ROOM,� THE TWO-HOUR HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE ABOUT HUMANITY, DIGNITY AND ONE MAN�S LEGACY TO RESTORE BOTH TO THE INNER CITY NEIGHBORHOOD OF HIS YOUTH PREMIERES NOVEMBER 26

Award-winning Cast Includes Acclaimed Actors James Earl Jones, Georg Stanford Brown and Tim Reid; Movie Also Stars �Six Feet Under� Star Joanna Cassidy, �Over There� Star Keith Robinson, �Band of Brothers� Star Douglas Spain, �Roots� Star Lynne Moody, and �Judging Amy� Star Kathryne Dora Brown;

Movie Also Supported by Reading is Fundamental, First Book, the United States Navy Memorial Foundation, et al

The National Center for Family Literacy has endorsed �The Reading Room,� a two-hour Hallmark Channel Original movie about humanity, dignity and one man�s legacy to fulfill his dying wife�s last request to restore both to the inner city neighborhood of the couple�s youth. �The Reading Room� is also supported by Reading is Fundamental, First Book, the United States Navy Memorial, and dozens of other organizations who strive to uplift humanity through reading and literacy.

�The Reading Room,� stars Academy Award� nominee (�The Great White Hope�) and three-time Emmy� Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner (�I Know What the Deaf Man Heard�) James Earl Jones, Emmy� Award winner (�Cagney & Lacey�) Georg Stanford Brown (who acts in and directs �The Reading Room�), Emmy� Award nominee Tim Reid (�Frank�s Place�), �Over There� star Keith Robinson, �Band of Brothers� star Douglas Spain, �Six Feet Under� star Joanna Cassidy and �Roots� star Lynne Moody. The film also stars Kathryne Dora Brown (�Judging Amy�), daughter of the director and famed dramatic actress Tyne Daly.

Since 1989, the National Center for Family Literacy has pioneered educational initiatives that open pathways to continuous life improvement for the nation�s most atrisk children and families. Working with family literacy programs and practitioners in schools and communities across the nation, NCFL has helped thousands break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and low literacy and move forward to become stronger and more self-sufficient. To learn more or to donate to this effort, call 1-877- FAMLIT or visit www.famlit.org.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of over 69 million subscribers. Since its launch four years ago (August 5, 2001), the network has added 37.2 million new subscriber homes, the largest increase in that time frame of any cable network. The program service is distributed through 5,020 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. In 2004, Crown launched its second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its awardwinning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.

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· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· OVER THERE (FX)
· READING ROOM, THE (HALLMARK)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)





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