Monday, February 16, 2009

GNB Update

Here's an abbreviated President's Day edition of Georgia news...

A pioneer of the civil rights movement remembers her witness to more recent history. Albany's Rutha Mae Harris is featured in a recent New York Times article on Barack Obama becoming the nation's first African-American history. She mentions her participation in mass meetings at Mount Zion Baptist Church in 1961. That was the year Obama was born. Harris's words are part of a new book released by the New York Times, titled Obama: The Historic Journey.

The producers of the hit movie Fireproof are at it again. Only this time they're keeping it a secret. Alex Kendrick, who was the director of Fireproof and Facing The Giants, says he and his team at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany believe they know what the next plot will be for their next movie. He tells Church Executive magazine that the target budget for that yet to be named film runs around $2.5 million. Although Fireproof cost $500,000 to make, it grossed more than $33 million at the box office.

And say goodbye to analog television. At least that's what Georgia Public Broadcasting is doing, as it prepares to switch all nine of its TV stations to digital channels late Tuesday night. Although the deadline to switch to digital broadcasts is now June 12th instead of Tuesday, GPB is ending its analog broadcasts as originally scheduled due to aging equipment and cost considerations.

That's the news. As always, please visit GNB at for all things Georgia news 24/7. And watch for breaking news on the GNB Twitter anytime. Enjoy the rest of your President's Day.

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