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[11/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
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]

�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

�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, premieres exclusively on the network, Saturday, November 26 (9/8 c).

�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.

In �The Reading Room,� Mr. Jones plays William Campbell, a recent widower seeking to honor his wife�s dying request that he open a reading room in the inner city neighborhood of the couple�s youth. In the months that follow, Campbell is a victim of break-ins, stick-ups, and just plain bad-blood. William realizes that through it all, even the biggest detractors of his initial efforts, have � over time � begun to stick with him through thick and thin. That�s when William realizes Helen�s true dying wish for him is what he would need most when she is gone � purpose, connection, and the love of family!

�The Reading Room� is a Hallmark Entertainment presentation. Robert Halmi, Jr. and Larry Levinson are executive producers. Peter A. Marshall is co-executive producer. Nick Lombardo and Amy Goldberg are also co-executive producers. Albert T. Dickerson III and Jeff Kloss are producers. Director is Georg Stanford Brown. Writer is Randy Feldman. The Hallmark Channel Original movie is A Mat IV Production in association with Alpine Medien and Larry Levinson Productions.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of 71 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,200 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its award-winning 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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