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The Better Hour Documentary Film

The Legacy of William Wilberforce

This documentary film will air nationally on public television beginning in March 2008 in time for Black History Month.

Official Selection: Heartland Film FestivalThis one-hour documentary shot in high definition will coincide with international events in 2007-08 commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of British and American slave trade in a 20-year heroic effort led by British Parliamentarian William Wilberforce (U.S. legislation made effective January 1, 1808).

This program will provide greater content and commentary on the inspiration and influence of Wilberforce, who in his day was a household name in both the UK and America, and soon will be once again with major events planned for this 200th anniversary by Parliament, Congress, charitable institutions, universities and museums. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation. 

If you know the website address of your local station, you may be able to access an electronic program guide there. If you don't know which station serves your area, provides a service which will direct you there at the link above. When you enter your zip code, you will be provided with a list of stations in your area. You can then access your own PBS station website; most include a program guide which is directly accessible from the website homepage. If you can't find the documentary, call the local station and ask them to broadcast it.


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