Obama mes­sage to open bul­ly­ing-preven­tion film

The Washington Times Daily - - Television -

Pres­i­dent Obama will de­liver an open­ing mes­sage be­fore the de­but of “Speak Up,” a Car­toon Net­work doc­u­men­tary about bul­lied youth across Amer­ica and those who have helped them.

The half-hour film, part of the net­work’s “Stop Bul­ly­ing: Speak Up” ini­tia­tive, will air at 5:30 p.m. Sun­day, with an en­core at 8 p.m., the As­so­ci­ated Press re­ports.

The doc­u­men­tary fea­tures ap­pear­ances by star ath­letes Venus Wil­liams, Chris Web­ber, Lisa Les­lie, soc­cer player Hope Solo, BMX bike rider Matt Wil­helm and NAS­CAR driv­ers Trevor Bayne, Jeff Bur­ton and Joey Logano.

The film also will be posted on www.stop­bul­ly­ings­peakup.com and be avail­able through other out­lets af­ter the pre­miere, in­clud­ing Face­book, itunes and Youtube.

Mr. Obama, who has said he en­dured school­yard ha­rass­ment, hosted the first anti-bul­ly­ing sum­mit at the White House last year.

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