Schindler’s List will air on USA Network at 8 PM Saturday, February 23 as part of USA’s public service campaign Characters Unite, a program created to promote greater tolerance and acceptance. It will be presented commercial-free with a personal introduction by director Steven Spielberg. The broadcast is in commemoration of USA’s third Character Unite month and coincides with the film’s 20th anniversary. “Without question, Schindler’s List is one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen,” NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Chairman Bonnie Hammer said today in a statement. “It’s the ultimate example of the profound difference an individual can make when he takes a stand against hate and intolerance.” The Oscar-winning film tells the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson). Initially a member of the Nazi party, the Catholic Schindler risks his career and life to save over 1,100 Jews in his factory during the Holocaust. The February 23rd broadcast also happens to be on the eve of the Academy Awards, in which Spielberg’s latest film Lincoln is a leading contender with 12 nominations.
USA Network To Air ‘Schindler’s List’ On February 23 With Intro By Steven Spielberg
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