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[09/24/08 - 09:36 AM]
Bio Channel to Feature Presidential Candidates Barack Obama & John Mccain in Back-To-Back "Biography" Profiles
The specials will air Wednesday, October 29 starting at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Bio]

BIO CHANNEL TO FEATURE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES BARACK OBAMA & JOHN MCCAIN IN BACK-TO-BACK "BIOGRAPHY" PROFILES

AND AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF THE A&E ORIGINAL MOVIE "FAITH OF MY FATHERS"

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2008 STARTING AT 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 9 PM PT

As the history-making United States presidential election heats up, Bio Channel presents a look at the unique American tales of the two presidential hopefuls with encore "Biography" episodes on Barack Obama and John McCain on Wednesday, October 29 at 8 PM ET and 9 PM ET respectively followed by an encore presentation of the 2005 A&E original dramatic movie "Faith of My Fathers," based on the best-selling novel by McCain at 10 PM ET.

The Emmy-award winning series "Biography" presents back-to-back episodes on the nation's presidential candidates in advance of the 56th United States election. At 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 9 PM PT, "Biography: Barack Obama" looks at the life and political journey of the Illinois Senator and Democratic nominee. Then in "Biography: John McCain" at 9 PM ET/ 8 PM CT / 10 PM PT, Bio Channel reveals the story and political background of Republican nominee and Arizona Senator.

Then at 10 PM ET / 9 PM CT / 11 PM PT, Bio Channel presents "Faith of My Fathers," based on the best-selling book by Senator John McCain and Mark Salter. The two-hour encore presentation of the original A&E movie chronicles McCain's capture and treatment during his five and a half years as prisoner of war in Vietnam and stars Shawn Hatosy ("Numb3rs") as Lieutenant Commander John McCain and Scott Glenn (Nights in Rodanthe) as his father, Admiral Jack McCain.

About Bio Channel

At Bio Channel, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. Bio Channel is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. Bio Channel original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning Biography� series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on Bio Channel includes I Survived�, Final 24, Psychic Investigators and the upcoming William Shatner hosted talk show, Shatner's Raw Nerve. The 24-hour network is now available in more than 52 million households. The Bio Channel web site is located at www.bio.com.





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· FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A AND E)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)





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