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TBN’s "Great Souls" Inspires Millions of Everyday Souls Worldwide
What do Billy Graham, Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Elie Wiesel, and Nelson Mandela have in common? They are the heroic souls whose lives are featured on American Trademark Pictures "Great Souls" television series, airing Wednesday evenings, 6 PM Pacific, on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN).
Each half-hour long biographical sketch highlights the inner strength and purpose that motivated these amazing individuals, particularly during times when they faced extraordinarily difficult challenges.
Focused on for their contributions to the betterment of humankind, these six "Great Souls" are known for their enormous influence on the world, often winning over people (as well as nations) against seemingly insurmountable odds. But they did not succeed merely because of their position or office. Their greatness was achieved through their powerful spirit and the inner qualities that guided them throughout their lives, eventually shaping the very foundation of twentieth century western values.
Special guests include David Frost, William F. Buckley, Elie Wiesel, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Billy¹s son Franklin Graham. Private interviews give these unique personalities a platform from which to share their own in-depth reflections, reinforcing the superb quality of the telecast.
The series also includes symphonic tributes performed by the hugely popular, quarter-century old Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra, whose current roster of musicians exceeds one hundred members.
David Aikman, the show¹s host, has interviewed numerous powerful personalities, reporting on their exceptional lives from various world capitals for over two decades. As former senior correspondent for TIME Magazine, Aikman was on hand as many remarkable human forces immersed themselves in global events, pointedly illuminating vast wisdom, and fostering insight for all whose lives they touched.
TBN’s publicist, Susan Zahn, says the response to "Great Souls" has been excellent, and falls in line with TBN’s goal to inspire its viewers through positive and uplifting, contemporary programming.
About American Trademark Pictures:
American Trademark Pictures (operating out of offices and production studios in Hollywood, Budapest, London, and Tel Aviv) is engaged in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of quality entertainment, educational, and informational products for all media forms.
For more than three decades, American Trademark Pictures founder and CEO, William McKay, has been a filmmaker, author, professional consultant, and national researcher, producing and writing countless radio programs, television specials, documentaries, and docudrama films. His most recent book, "Against All Odds: In Search of a Miracle," is scheduled to be released in 2006 with the docudrama TV series of the same title, which he created and produced.
TBN continues to successfully tally an ambitious, ever-expanding list of landmark TV programming and feature films suitable for the entire family.
In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the organization owns and operates seven networks, including The Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish network, and Smile of a Child TV children¹s network. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org.
Visit the "Great Souls" website at www.greatsouls.info. Order a DVD copy of this series for your library by calling 1-866-94-SOULS.
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