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7 Easter specials scheduled on FamilyNet begin March 29

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–The FamilyNet television network, a subsidiary of the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, has announced a comprehensive lineup of specials for the Easter 2001 season. All air times are Eastern Standard Time.

Beginning March 29:

— “He Chose the Nails” with Max Lucado features music from Kim Hill, Natalie Grant, Wes King, Twila Paris, Jeff Deyo and the Oak Hills Choir. Airs March 29 at 9 p.m., March 30 at 2 a.m., April 7 at 10 p.m., April 11 at 8 p.m., April 14 at 1 a.m. and also April 14 at noon.

— In “Francesco’s Friendly World: The Last Stone,” Francesco and his animal friends work together to repair the church before the townspeople arrive at sunrise on Easter morning. Air dates: April 3, 4 p.m.; April 4, 5 a.m.; April 7, 9 a.m.; April 11, 4 p.m.; April 12, 9 p.m.; April 13, 2 a.m.

— “The Quest” takes viewers to the Holy Land to explore the evidences of Jesus, the embodiment of the living and miracle-working God and the fulfillment of more than 300 ancient prophecies. Airs April 3 at 5 a.m., April 13 at 5 a.m., April 13 at 9 p.m. and April 19 at 2 a.m.

— “The Promise,” a musical drama based on the life of Christ, is performed at the outdoor amphitheater in Glen Rose, Texas. Airs April 6 at 4 a.m., April 14 at 4 a.m. and April 14 at 10 a.m.

— “The Life of Christ,” the Fort Lauderdale Easter Pageant, features a 300-voice choir, 40-piece orchestra and a cast and crew of more than 1,500. Airs April 3 at 4 a.m., April 11 at 2 a.m. and April 13 at 4 p.m.

— “The First Easter,” an animated family special, features the voices of veteran stage actor Max McLean as Jesus and contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James as Mary. Airs April 2 at 5 p.m., April 5 at 5 a.m., April 13 at 5 p.m. and April 14 at 9 a.m.

— “The Wall” is a dynamic drama in which two prisoners agonize in their prison cell in the early hours of Good Friday as they wait to be crucified. As they discuss their fears, they observe the prisoner in the adjacent cell, who has been condemned for claiming to be the King of the Jews. Airs April 5 at 4 a.m., April 13 at 4 a.m. and April 14 at 3 p.m.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, FamilyNet is a full-time television network airing more than 50 hours of original, values-based programs weekly. It is available on cable systems and broadcast stations nationwide. For more information via the Internet, visit FamilyNetTV.com.

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