FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 6th, 2013
FRONTLINE'S Definitive Mandela
Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Airs Friday, December 6th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
As the world responds to Nelson Mandela's passing, WTVP is proud to air Long
Walk of Nelson Mandela FRONTLINEs definitive two-hour documentary film on the
remarkable leader. The program will be added to the schedule tonight, Friday, Dec. 6 at
7:30 p.m. on WTVP-Public Media HD Channel 47.1. The program is also available to watch
online for the very first time. [Learn More & Watch Video]
WTVP-WORLD 47.2 will also air Frontline: Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
Friday at midnight, Sat. at 8:00am and Sat. at 2:00pm as part of a special programming
"Nelson Mandela united a nation and inspired the world," says David Fanning,
FRONTLINE's founder and executive producer (and a native of South Africa). "As
we all mourn Mandela's passing and celebrate his legacy, FRONTLINE is proud to
present our unique portrait of this extraordinary man.
In the Long Walk of Nelson Mandela, FRONTLINE
tells the intimate and surprising story of a Mandela few people know: a bomb-throwing
revolutionary who became a skilled politician in prison, and a passionate man who sacrificed
the love of his life for a country that needed him more.
Widely hailed as the definitive television biography of Mandela, the documentary
draws on stories and insights from Mandela's closest colleagues, fellow prisoners, friends and
political adversaries as well as unique photos and rare archival film to paint an intimate
portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest leaders.
FRONTLINE is also exploring Mandela's legacy through illuminating
digital content including an interactive Facebook timeline that chronicles his formative upbringing, his time in prison,
and his trailblazing quest to end Apartheid in the country he loved.
Praise for The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela
"Arguably, television's most detailed and comprehensive biography to date of the
person who led South Africa out of the darkness of brutality and bigotry into the light of civil
and human rights." - New York Daily News
"[The producers] succeed brilliantly, introducing the masses to Mandela the man
rather than the living monument." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
"This is, without contest, the definitive TV biography of that remarkable politician,
statesman and leader who changed his world." - Houston Chronicle
FRONTLINE explores the issues of our times through powerful investigative
storytelling. FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide
on PBS. The deputy executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath. The
executive producer of FRONTLINE is David Fanning.
Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the support of PBS
viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE
is provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided
by the Park Foundation and by the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund. FRONTLINE is
closed-captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers by the Media Access Group at WGBH.
FRONTLINE is a registered trademark of the WGBH Educational Foundation.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of Programming,
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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