In commemoration of the United Nations’ International Day for Tolerance, USA Network proudly presents The Color Purple
with limited commercials and a new introduction from Oscar-winner Whoopi Goldberg
. A gripping account of courage in the face of oppression, the film tells the story of a poor, uneducated, African-American girl named Celie Johnson (Whoopi Goldberg) living in rural Georgia during the 1930’s. As Celie struggles to find her self-worth in a time of segregation and degradation, she encounters injustice at every turn. And yet, it is through these experiences that Celie is able to find her strength, her faith and her community, and is ultimately able to rise above the terrible, abusive circumstances surrounding her. The film adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel was directed by Steven Spielberg and includes an all-star cast featuring Goldberg as well as Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover
The special telecast of The Color Purple
is part of a new quarterly film series to build upon the Characters Unite
public service campaign to combat hate and discrimination and promote tolerance and acceptance.
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USA and the Zeebox second-screen application are providing entertaining and informative content during USA Network's special airing of The Color Purple, on Saturday, November 17 at 8/7c. Through Zeebox, fans will get information about the movie, factoids, photos and video, all tied to the live airing of the film. For every SHOUT OUT through Zeebox, USA will make a donation to our Characters Unite nonprofit partners championing civil and human rights.