100+ TV stations nationwide to air documentary

More than 100 ABC television stations nationwide plan to broadcast the new documentary, “Interrupted Lives: Catholic Sisters Under European Communism,” when it’s released this Sunday.

Stations from Alaska to Florida and Hawaii to New England will air the one-hour program based on the decades of research by Sisters Mary Savoie ad Margaret Nacke, both Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia.

The list of stations is available on the web site for the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (www.interfaithbroadcasting.com), a coalition of American religious organizations that provide faith programming to the major television networks. “Interrupted Lives” was submitted by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, which provided part of its funding, and is being offered to ABC affiliates as part of the network’s “Vision and Values” series.

(To go to the IBC list, click HERE.)

The IBC list, while extensive, is not complete. As one example, KTKA-49, the ABC affiliate in Topeka, is scheduled to air “Interrupted Lives” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, but it is not included in the IBC list. (KTKA had earlier announced that the documentary would air Sunday night, but the time has changed, according to the station’s posted schedule.) Viewers can check the schedules of specific ABC stations by going to their web sites or calling their offices.

For more on “Interrupted Lives,” the IBC or how to encourage ABC stations to air the program, you can click HERE to go to that page on the csjkansas web site.

5 thoughts on “100+ TV stations nationwide to air documentary

  • September 11, 2009 at 7:39 am

    So happy that so many affiliate stations will air your documentary, Mary and Margaret. It is such an inspirational film. Unfortunately, here in Atlanta, while I have contacted our affiliate station, they have chosen not to air it because of a full schedule. They are aware of the documentary and know that the DVD is available, however. Congratulations on all of your hard work. Many will benefit from its compassionate contents for sure!

  • September 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    The inter-connectedness of many threads of history! And we see one more aspect being presented to the public at large. Thanks Mary and Margaret.

  • September 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Mary and Margaret,
    What marvelous work you have done! And the joy of having the story of “Interrupted Lives” being shown all over the US and hopefully across the ocean!

    Thank you for your dedication to get the story of these valiant women told!


  • September 10, 2009 at 10:56 am

    YEA ! ! ! Mary and Margaret your work on the Eastern European Sisters will now be known nation wide. Thank you for your hard work to let the rest of the world what has happen to Sisters, that has been buried for many years.

  • September 10, 2009 at 7:06 am

    WOW! This is such good news! I am elated! Mary and Margaret I cannot imagine your sense of joy in seeing the fruits of your labor come to fruition. Thanks for your work! Thanks to you too, Sarah, for keeping us informed.

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