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Upcoming Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation Adapted to Screen by former AW CoMAD dean Jonathan Estrin

January 29, 2006

The Water is WideAdapted for television by former Dean of AW CoMAD, Jonathan Estrin, THE WATER IS WIDE is based on the autobiographical novel by noted author, Pat Conroy. The story tells of free-spirited Conroy's experience as an educator on the remote Yamacraw Island, off the coast of South Carolina. His frequent clashes with both the superintendent and fellow teacher (played by Alfre Woodard of Desperate Housewives), do not affect the impact that he has on his students, as well as the lessons he learns from them. The TV movie is directed by John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, In Love and War), and produced by Richard Welsh (Silver Bells,The Magic of Ordinary Days) and Brent Shields (Back When We Were Grownups, Plainsong). THE WATER IS WIDE, presented by Hallmark Hall of Fame, stars Jeff Hephner as the tenacious Pat Conroy and will air on Sunday, January 29th on CBS, 9-11pm ET/PT.