Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network’s New Program, The Gist
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WATERTOWN, MA (January 25, 2012) Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez to Appear on the CatholicTV® Network’s New Program, The Gist
On January 25, 2012, during this week’s topic of “family”, father and son duo, Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez will be interviewed on the set of the CatholicTV Network’s new talk show “The Gist” to discuss their work on the film, “The Way”.
“The Way”, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, starring his father, Martin Sheen, was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.
"The Way" is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends, and the challenges faced while navigating the ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him and his "California Bubble Life.”
Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On "The Way," Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer's block.
“THE WAY is not necessarily a “religious” film, but it is deeply spiritual and so very human,” said president of the CatholicTV® Network, Father Robert Reed. “With moments of tragedy and anguish and with humor as well, it's about the way we live and move through life alongside those encountered on the road. We are companions on this journey of life and “The Way” will open your eyes to the deeper meaning of the twists and turns, the climbing and falling of the human pilgrimage.”
From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along "The Way," this unlikely quartet of misfits creates an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through Tom's unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."
Tune in at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 or watch live at www.CatholicTV.com.
About the CatholicTV® Network:
Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
The CatholicTV Network’s new talk show, entitled The Gist debuted on January 4, 2012. The new program for Catholic families, focusing specifically on Catholic moms, featured hosts Rachel Balducci, Danielle Bean, and Carolee McGrath.
Rachel Balducci, a writer and a newspaper columnist, lives in South Carolina with her husband and their five lively sons and one daughter. Rachel’s first book, How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? debuted in April 2010. Rachel is also a well-known blogger; you can visit her blog at www.testosterhome.net.
Danielle Bean, a mother of eight, is the new editor-in-chief of the Catholic Digest magazine and Faith & Family Live. She is also author of My Cup of Tea: Musings of a Catholic Mom (Pauline 2005), Mom to Mom, Day to Day: Advice and Support for Catholic Living (Pauline 2007), and (with Elizabeth Foss) Small Steps for Catholic Moms: Think. Pray. Act. Every Day. You can learn more about Danielle at www.DanielleBean.com.
Carolee McGrath hosts "Lifelines" here at the CatholicTV Network and will co-host the new series in 2012. Carolee is a reporter in Springfield, MA for WGGB-ABC 40, Fox 61 News in Hartford, CT and WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT. To watch Carolee’s “Lifelines”, visit: www.catholictv.com/March-for-Life.aspx.
To learn more about CatholicTv’s new program, and to view the premiere episode of The Gist visit www.CatholicTV.com/Gist.
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Shannon Muldoon- Public Relations Coordinator – 617-923-0220
The CatholicTV® Network
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The Way, Martin Sheen, Catholic Films
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