Last Updated: 18 October 2000
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL LENDS SUPPORT TO THEME OF SOCIAL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY ON THE
SENTINEL -- October 31
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 31 -- This Episode Marks New Time Slot for Successful Action
To help spread awareness for Amnesty International, the respected worldwide organization that
campaigns for a universal declaration of human rights, Paramount Network Television's The
Sentinel will address the issue of human rights abuse in a special episode entitled Fool
Me Twice, airing Wednesday, November 5 in its new time slot of 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on UPN.20
"Amnesty International is delighted to support and commend The Sentinel, and its episode,
Fool Me Twice. We appreciate the attention the episode calls to the plight of prisoners
of conscience around the world and the message it sends to human rights abusers," said Dr.
William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. "Hundreds of thousands of
men, women and children are imprisoned, tortured or executed each year because they voice their
beliefs. This episode of The Sentinel reinforces the critical message that governments
must respect, protect and promote the rightsof all people."
"We are happy to reinforce, through the powerful medium of television, the Amnesty International
message of the fundamental human right to self determination," says Paul DeMeo, Executive
Producer of The Sentinel.
Fool Me Twice, finds the fictional town of Cascade the setting for an Amnesty
International Peace Conference. Detective Jim Ellison (Richard Burgi) and Blair Sandburg
(Garett Maggart) become enmeshed in an assassination plot directed by Feliz Lemec (Clifton
Davis of Amen fame), the President of St. Germaine, a politically unstable Caribbean
country, against his fellow citizen, the internationally admired human rights activist,
Genevieve Benet (Kira Arne). During a ceremony where Benet is to receive an Amnesty
International humanitarian award, she plans to expose, with photographic evidence, Lemec and
his government as bloody violators of human rights. Tension mounts as Ellison and Blair must
protect Benet from the deadly behind-the-scenes maneuverings of Lemec, who has learned of
Benet's plan to inform the world of his atrocities.
The Sentinel is a Pet Fly Production in association with Paramount Network Television.
The Paramount Television Group is part of the entertainment operations of Viacom Inc.
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