[nfbmi-talk] it's a wonderful life

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Fri Dec 24 09:36:14 CST 2010


George H.W. Bush narrates 'It's a Wonderful Life' for the visually impaired on Christmas Eve

December 22, 2010 |  7:04 am

 

It's a Wonderful Life

 

According to many over the years, "It's a Wonderful Life" is a wonderful holiday movie.

 

But millions of Americans who are visually impaired can only hear the dialog of Frank Capra's 1946 black-and-white classic.

President George H. W. Bush

 

No longer.

 

This year former President George H.W. Bush (No. 41) has recorded an oral description of the entire movie. He was the president who signed the Americans

with Disabilities Act in 1990.

 

So this Friday evening, which just happens to be Christmas Eve, as NBC broadcasts the film nationally, anyone can click on the SAP channel and hear the

one-time commander in chief's grandfatherly narration on simulcast. (It has the same happy ending.)

 

It's part of a

national fundraising effort by RP International

to help save the School for the Blind in Van Nuys, Calif.  According to RPI, only 7,500 people each donating only $10 would enable it to reach the financial

goal.

Donations possible right here.

 

--

Andrew Malcolm

 

 

L.A. Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/12/george-h-w-bush-wonderful-life.html



More information about the nfbmi-talk mailing list