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[05/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
'Opus Dei and the Da Vinci Code,' a One-Hour Special in Association with Faith & Values Media, Exclusive U.S. Premiere Only on Hallmark Channel June 4

[via press release from The Hallmark Channel]

�OPUS DEI AND THE DA VINCI CODE,� A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH FAITH & VALUES MEDIA, EXCLUSIVE U.S. PREMIERE ONLY ON HALLMARK CHANNEL JUNE 4

Code to �Live Life Authentically� at the Heart of Nation�s Top-Grossing Box Office Hit, �The Da Vinci Code�

With the controversial novel still setting best-seller lists on fire and the blockbuster film adaptation currently in theaters, Hallmark Channel, in association with Faith & Values Media, presents the U.S. television premiere of the documentary �Opus Dei and The Da Vinci Code,� premiering Sunday, June 4 (10pm/9c).

The producers of �Opus Dei and The Da Vinci Code� were granted exclusive and unprecedented access to Opus Dei, the Catholic organization which plays a large role in the book and movie versions of �The Da Vinci Code.� Examining the myths that circulate about Opus Dei, journalist and former monk Mark Dowd visits Opus Dei centers around the world, including the group's $69 million New York headquarters, known as the �Tower of Power.�

The documentary also features interviews with one of Opus Dei�s leaders, existing and former members of the organization, and renowned authors on the subject, as Dowd explores whether Opus Dei is a splinter cult group of the Catholic Church or the victim of an undeserved bad reputation. Opus Dei began in 1928 after priest Josemari� Escrivi� had a vision in which followers of Christ could live a disciplined life in a burgeoning society, living more authentically in faith with the world.

�It is an absolutely intriguing subject,� said David Kenin, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Channels.

�The producers spent three years interviewing members of Opus Dei. The documentary looks at some of the issues the movie portrays and whether or not those representations are fair,� Mr. Kenin concluded.

�Opus Dei and The Da Vinci Code� was produced by Canada�s CCTV and had its world premiere on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.

Hallmark Channel is a 24-hour basic cable channel that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of over 73 million subscribers. The program service is distributed through more than 5,300 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel. Through its subsidiary, Crown Media Distribution, LLC, Crown also distributes titles from its awardwinning collection of movies, miniseries and films for exhibition in a variety of television media including broadcast, cable, Video-on-Demand and High Definition Television.





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