Lifetime Television Commemorates Black History Month with 'I Have a Dream' All-Day Programming Event on Saturday, February 16, from 11AM-11PM (ET/PT), Featuring Premiere of Lifetime Original Movie 'Racing for Time,' Starring Charles S. Dutton
NEW YORK, Feb. 4 -- Lifetime Television is commemorating
Black History Month in February with a special all-day programming event on
Saturday, February 16, from 11AM-11PM (ET/PT), featuring six films
highlighted by the premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie "Racing for
Time," starring Emmy Award-winning actor Charles S. Dutton, who also
directs the movie.
Debuting at 9PM (ET/PT), "Racing for Time" is the inspiring and
uplifting story about a male prison guard who creates an unconventional
sports program for some of the toughest and most violent female offenders
at a juvenile correctional facility in an attempt to teach them teamwork,
discipline and self-esteem.
The "I Have a Dream" programming stunt also showcases Angela Bassett in
a pair of biopics. First, she co-stars with Laurence Fishburne in the Tina
Turner story "What's Love Got to Do With It" at 11AM (ET/PT), and then she
co-stars with Cicely Tyson in "The Rosa Parks Story" at 1PM (ET/PT).
At 3PM (ET/PT), Raven-Symone stars in the true story "For One Night,"
followed at 5PM (ET/PT) by "Fighting the Odds: The Marilyn Gambrell Story,"
starring Jami Gertz.
At 7 PM (ET/PT), Fantasia Barrino portrays herself in "The Fantasia
Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale," the second most watched movie in
Lifetime's history, leading into "Racing for Time" at 9PM (ET/PT).
"Racing for Time" is produced by von Zerneck Sertner Films, Tiara Blu
Films and Harbor Lights Productions for Lifetime Television. Diane Nabatoff
("Take the Lead," "Knights of the South Bronx"), Rocky Lang ("Titanic" -
the television miniseries, "White Squall"), Frank von Zerneck and Robert M.
Sertner (Lifetime's "Fatal Desire" and "We Were the Mulvaneys") are the
executive producers. Charles S. Dutton ("The Corner," "Against the Ropes")
directs from a script written by Glenn German and Adam Rodgers ("We'll Take
Manhattan"). Dutton is also co-executive producer.
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SOURCE Lifetime Television