HALLMARK CHANNEL HONORED AGAIN AS A LEADER IN FAMILY-FRIENDLY PROGRAMMING
THE DOVE FOUNDATION SEAL OF APPROVAL RECOGNIZES
THE HALLMARK ORIGINAL MOVIE
�SACRIFICES OF THE HEART'
Film About the Effects That Alzheimer's Disease Has On A
Family Written By Patti Davis, Daughter of President Ronald Reagan
Hallmark Channel is proud to announce that "Sacrifices of the Heart," a Hallmark Original Movie based on a script by Patti Davis, daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, has been awarded The Dove Foundation's "Family Approved" Seal. The Dove Foundation, an advocate for family values in entertainment for more than 15 years, is a not-for-profit organization which has worked to encourage and promote the creation, production and distribution of such entertainment. The Dove "Family Approved" Seal is awarded to movies, DVDs, made-for-TV films and other entertainment programs which portray and encourage positive values.
"Sacrifices of the Heart" is the story of Kate Weston (Melissa Gilbert), a successful defense attorney who has an estranged relationship with her brother, Ryan (Cyril O'Reilly), and her father, Thane (Ken Howard). When Ryan calls to tell her their father, Thane (Ken Howard) has been having memory loss and suggests she come home for a visit, Kate reluctantly agrees.
At first look, Kate is not convinced her father has a serious problem, but during her stay, she realizes his memory lapses merit a closer look and when the doctor confirms their suspicions of early Alzheimer's, Kate begins to examine her relationship with her father more closely. The Dove Foundation has lauded the film as handling serious issues in a respectable manner, and that "it's a movie that gets to the heart of family relationships and what families are all about."
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming to a national audience of over 76 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,300 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the top 10 ad-supported cable networks in Prime Time and Total Day household ratings and is the nation's leading network in providing quality family programming. Crown Media also operates a second 24-hour linear channel, Hallmark Movie Channel.