Daniel O’Donnell to Host Live Premiere of Daniel O’Donnell: Hope and Praise on CPTV Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Release Date: 02/24/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – He’s become a sensation in his native Ireland and impressed the globe with his vocal talents. Now, Daniel O’Donnell is coming to the Connecticut Public Television (CPTV, www.cptv.org) studio to host the live premiere of Daniel O’Donnell: Hope and Praise, his ninth public television special. Tune in on Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

The emotional, uplifting performance features O’Donnell’s heartfelt renditions of multi-denominational hymns, up-tempo gospel songs and pop tunes, including favorites such as “What a Wonderful World” and John Denver’s “Annie’s Song.” O’Donnell is accompanied by a 24-member young adult choir, a 12-member children’s choir, an orchestra, a band and his longtime performance partner, Mary Duff.

Full of touching moments and a warm, buoyant message, Daniel O’Donnell: Hope and Praise on CPTV, featuring studio guest O’Donnell himself introducing the show, will impress, delight and inspire viewers. Plus, CPTV will provide the opportunity to obtain exclusive Red Carpet tickets to O’Donnell’s upcoming concert.

Airdate and Time
Daniel O’Donnell: Hope and Praise
Airs Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

About Connecticut Public Television
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.

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