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NCC documentary on NBC's Horizons of the Spirit series
"JOURNEY INTO ACTION: HELPING
HANDS IN THE ECONOMIC CRISIS "
The dramatic story will be told on local NBC stations beginning November 13 as part of NBC’s Horizons of the Spirit series in a new documentary presented by the National Council of Churches with the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), and produced by Trinity Wall Street.
“Journey into Action: Helping Hands
in the Economic Crisis,” spotlights a
The film portrays young adults
serving in schools and community food banks in
Also depicted are visits to the
Great Plains of South Dakota and the Appalachian Mountain communities of
The filmmakers traveled to Ghana, where a church-sponsored home cares for newborn babies whose mothers died in childbirth, and where a Ghanaian physician journeys village to village to stop the spread of malaria.
“What we’ve seen in producing this program has been both humbling and inspiring,” said Jim Melchiorre, Senior Religion Correspondent for Trinity Wall Street and producer-narrator of the program.
“I think once viewers see how people are able to have a real impact on their communities through their churches, they’ll feel more positive about the future, and may decide to get involved themselves.”
Viewers are encouraged to contact their local NBC affiliate to be sure “Journey into Action: Helping Hands in the Economic Crisis” will be broadcast in their area.
Beginning November 13, NBC affiliates will have a six month period in which to schedule broadcast of the program.
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