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Award Winning Actor Hal Holbrook on Conversations with Jeff Weeks May 3

Pensacola, Fla. - On Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., WSRE’s “Conversations with Jeff Weeks” welcomes award winning actor Hal Holbrook.

Listen in on Jeff’s very personal conversation with longtime actor Hal Holbrook. Holbrook’s long and storied career has span stage, screen and television. But perhaps he is best known for his one man show in which he plays Mark Twain. From his challenging childhood to his late wife Dixie Carter, Holbrook discusses his life and career in a very frank and candid conversation. Holbrook is amazingly open and free spirited in discussing his acting career and life, and is not at all shy about expressing his opinions. Viewers will be touched while at the same time refreshed by Holbrook’s candor and honesty.

Born Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hal Holbrook was raised mostly in Weymouth, Mass. He is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. Holbrook is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television, and was memorable as Abraham Lincoln, as Senator Hays Stowe on "The Bold Ones: The Senator" (1970) and as Capt. Lloyd Bucher on Pueblo (1973). In 2008, he became the oldest male performer ever nominated for an Academy Award, for his supporting role in Into the Wild (2007).

“Conversations with Jeff Weeks” airs as part of WSRE’s all-local evening programming block, Explore More Thursdays. The Thursday night lineup airs 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and also features series “In Your Own Backyard” hosted by Sherri Hemminghaus Weeks, local documentaries and music program “StudioAmped.” For more information, visit www.wsre.org/ExploreMore.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit wsre.org.

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