�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
�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.
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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
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