Obama message to open bullying-prevention film
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.