Aug Sept 2016
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NBC to Air The Matthew Shepard Story

NBC will broadcast The Matthew Shepard Story, starring Stockard Channing and Sam Waterston as Judy and Dennis Shepard, on Saturday, March 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. Following the film, the network plans to air a message from Judy Shepard, urging viewers to replace hate with understanding, acceptance, and compassion. That public service announcement will also feature the toll-free number and Web site ( for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. A second PSA airing during the broadcast will feature Channing and Waterston addressing prejudice.