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ABC to Broadcast A Year in the Life Documentary on JK Rowling July 16th

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
April 24, 2009, 03:53 PM

The ABC Television Network has announced will be broadcasting the special "A Year in the Life" documentary on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling this summer. The network will be airing the documentary on Thursday, July 16 from 8-9pm (ET) the weekend of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While this documentary by James Runcie has been broadcast previously in the UK and elsewhere, this will mark the first time US audience will be able to watch the program, which takes a close look at our favorite author as she completes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007. Readers will recall of course, that as part of the documentary we see additional family tree and spouse names for characters such as Luna Lovegood and Draco Malfoy.

The ABC write up on the program is as follows:

The woman who created an imaginary world for millions, J.K. Rowling, allowed cameras extraordinary access during the year before the 7th Harry Potter book was published. From the one bedroom apartment in Scotland where it all began to a hotel room where viewers watch her type the last words of the Potter saga, Rowling lets millions of fans into her world. The documentary exposes her childhood sorrows, visits the church where she and her sister worked after-school as janitors, and allows people to see her, now, as both the queen of a magical, alternate universe, and an everyday mom. Cameras also travel back to her hometown and discover where many of the characters of Harry Potter originated. Upon the release of the latest Harry Potter movie, Elizabeth Vargas takes viewers on a journey into the life of the woman who came from "nothing" and created all of her own success.

Also as a reminder of what we reported previously, the network is continuing their Saturday night TV broadcasts of the Harry Potter films, with Chamber of Secrets due this Saturday night, followed by Prisoner of Azkaban on May 2nd, and Goblet of Fire on May 16.

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Wonderful!! I’ve been dying to see this for ages!!

Posted by TheWeasleyClan on April 27, 2009, 05:30 PM report to moderator
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Finally! I can’t wait to see it!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on April 27, 2009, 07:46 PM report to moderator
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That will be good to see. It will also be the perfect excuse to crash on the couch after a long movie-premier day!

Posted by Noella_Mansrot [Raven] {WBM} on April 27, 2009, 07:48 PM report to moderator
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Yes! Finally I can see it!

Posted by Heavenly_Horcrux on April 27, 2009, 08:35 PM report to moderator
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I’d like to see that

Posted by Jersey on April 27, 2009, 10:44 PM report to moderator
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YAY for the states!

Posted by iconshero [GftW] on April 27, 2009, 11:55 PM report to moderator
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Love JK :-) I think she is awesome. Wonderful talented writer. HP books are totally brilliant. Have seen the year in the life of JK, will watch it again most definitely. :-)

Posted by DobbyWinkyKreacher on April 28, 2009, 09:44 AM report to moderator
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i really wanted 2 watch it but missed it when it was on in the uk. :’(. enjoy!

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This will be a soothing entertainment item to look forward to after I watch HBP in theatres! I know how sad I always am when it’s over and I know I can’t just buy it on DVD

Posted by Smitch on April 28, 2009, 12:45 PM report to moderator
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This will be great.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 29, 2009, 09:05 AM report to moderator
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when it was on in the uk, i missed everything apart from the spouse and children names. i wanted luna to marry neville. it was a match made in heaven, but it never happended :(

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can’t wait to see, it will be a great treat for all the fans!

Posted by kingdom on June 11, 2009, 07:16 AM report to moderator
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