[vendtalk] George H.W. Bush narrates 'It's a Wonderful Life' on NBC on Christmas Eve to benefit the visually impaired

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Subject: George H.W. Bush narrates 'It's a Wonderful Life' on NBC on
Christmas Eve to benefit the visually impaired

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

Los Angeles Times; Story By Andrew Malcolm; December 22, 2010

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. 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. [Tech Note:  Your newer TV or cable/satellite set
top box should have the SAP function.  It allows for reception of a
secondary audio channel.  Make sure you know how to access this feature
before show time!]

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.

ALSO note the following from: 

George H. W. Bush has recorded visual description of "It's a Wonderful Life"
for a simulcast that will air on the SAP channel for the visually impaired
when NBC broadcasts the film at 8 p.m. Friday.

The broadcast is part of a fundraising effort by RP International to save
the Van Nuys, Calif.-based School for The Blind.

On Christmas Day, the fundraising effort will then culminate with "The Eyes
of Christmas," a 30-minute program airing at 6 a.m. on Ion. Celine Dion,
Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Bob
Costas and Natalie Cole are among those who have supported the program.


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