By Advocate.com Editors
Originally published on Advocate.com March 16 2002 1:00 AM ET
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 (www.matthewshepard.org) for the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
A second PSA airing during the broadcast will feature Channing and Waterston addressing prejudice.