WPSU documentary on domestic violence to premiere at Newseum

Actress and domestic violence prevention activist Mariska Hargitay, of "Law & Order: SVU," will introduce and appear in “Telling Amy’s Story, ” Penn State Public Broadcasting's powerful documentary on domestic violence that will premiere at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The program will be seen on PBS stations nationwide starting in June.

The documentary chronicles the time leading up to the death of Amy Homan McGee, a mother of two from State College who was shot and killed by her husband in 2001. A question and answer session with Sheryl Cates, president and CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, will follow.

More information is available at http://telling.psu.edu/ online.

“Telling Amy’s Story” will begin airing on PBS stations throughout the country on June. 1. The documentary expands on a partnership between Penn State and the Verizon Foundation to address the issue of domestic violence. The Verizon Foundation awarded grants of $385,000 to Penn State to fund a domestic violence prevention training program for Penn State students and faculty and create the “Telling Amy’s Story” documentary.

Last Updated November 18, 2010